A few people have passed this amazing discovery on to me recently.
Thank you Sarah Fox and Heidi Amirra!
This woman, Vivian Maier, had over 100, 000 photos in negatives the world has never seen stored in her room.
Vivian Maier was a street photographer capturing emotional, sentimental, beautiful images dating back to the 1950s.
Ms. Maier passed away in 2009 at the age of 83…so it goes only just after that was her incredible work was “discovered”.
She was also a nanny, on and off for forty years.
(From what I hear she was more the French accented austere type, than I was the huggy forgiving type. She’d probably give me a discipline lesson or two.)
Hmmm nanny/photographer! 😉
You can read more about her life on Wikipedia.
I look forward to more exhibits, and a documentary expected to be completed in 2012.
What I find so breathtaking about these photos is that many are from 50 years ago..and capture incredible styles, and differences that have changed into today’s modern times. What a hat, dress, suit, fur coat!
Yet, what I find more remarkable is what has not changed. The men on the corner, the snoozing snuggly couple on the bus, the kids playing..
The link to humanity, emotions, daily joys of our relatives decades ago feels strong and similar to what we see everyday.