Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Vivian Maier

There’s an artist all around us. Usually the famous ones are the one’s we never know, but you never know how an artist – who lurks and lives amongst us is one that has so much of talent in her.

“Picture this: quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone. Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.”

(Via Found at Auction: The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Messy Nessy Chic Messy Nessy Chic.)

Hat Tip: Sushma Sabnis

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