Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lost and Found

 The work of street photographer, Vivian Maier, was unknown until a man named John Maloof stumbled upon her negatives at a furniture and antiques auction in Chicago and decided to make a blog (and soon a book) about her.  She was a strong, independent French woman who emigrated to the US as a child in the 1930's.  "She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved. She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone."

Not only was she a quirky, hip lady, she was also a talented artist.

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