Friday, March 15, 2013
A few years back you may recall the surprising discovery of the street photography artist, Vivian Maier by John Maloof. John Maloof purchased a box of photo negatives in an auction that he planned on using for a book he was creating. What he discovered was a collection of never seen photos by an unknown artist, Vivian Maier. After publishing some of the images on a Flickr page and his blog, the photos quickly went viral. From there, exhibitions of her work were being shown all over the world. Unfortunately, Vivian passed away before her photographs became publicly praised.
Just about a month ago the trailer was released for Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary about John Moloof's discovery and Vivain's secret life. I find the whole story so fascinating. What did you think of it? There's no date set when the film will be released but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's soon. To learn more, visit the Vivian Maier site.