Monday, January 10, 2011

The Incredible Story of Vivian Maier

from PetaPixel

In 2007, 26-year-old real estate agent John Maloof purchased a box filled with 30,000 negatives from an estate sale for $400. After being stunned by the quality of the street photographs, Maloof began digging and discovered that they were created by a nanny and street photographer named Vivian Maier. He then decided to purchase the other boxes of negatives, bringing his collection of Maier photos up to about 100,000 images. Now some are saying he might have discovered one of the greatest (and previously unknown) street photographers of the 20th century. You can view some of Maier’s photographs here.

Next time you’re at an estate sale, you might want to take a closer look at any boxes of negatives you come across.
Thanks, Doug!

1 comment:

  1. This has left me with the most overwhelming feeling that I can not seem to describe. Its like running across a box in an attic with some home recorded 8 track recordings of a garage band from the 60's that no one has heard of before called the Beatles. MINDBLOWING!!!!! Great find Glenn and thank you for sharing.