Nanny and street photographer

The Chicago Cultural Center is running an exhibit of Vivian Maier, a street photographer and nanny in Chicago. Her story is a remarkable one. Throughout her life, she took over 100,000 photographs, mainly of people around Chicago, but she also travelled around the world with her camera. A few years ago, a real estate agent came across the remains of an unclaimed storage locker: over 100,000 negatives, more than 3,000 prints and a huge stockpile of undeveloped film. What is most interesting is that she kept these photographs and her hobby a secret from those around her.

Read more about Vivian Maier and view her photographs here.

{photographs via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/}

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