In 2009 John Maloof went to a contents sale in Chicago. He was hoping to find some historical photos of the area, and stumbled upon box after box of negatives, and thousands of rolls of undeveloped colour and black and white film. It was the work of Vivian Maier, an enigmatic, notoriously private person who worked as a nanny. She always had a Rolleiflex twin reflex camera around her neck. Now hailed as one of the great street photographers of the 20th century, a number of books have come out featuring her work. John Maloof is currently trying to get her work included in some of the great galleries, but MOMA for example will not accept her work, as it is being printed posthumously. If you get a chance to see his movie "Finding Vivian Maier", I highly recommend it.
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