The discovery of Vivian Maier

 

I acquired Vivian's negatives while at a furniture and antique auction. From what I know, the auction house acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments. I didn't know what 'street photography' was when I purchased them...

~ John Maloof

The unveiling of Vivian Maier's street photography is a fascinating story. It's worth watching this feature, and checking in with the inspired John Maloof as he continues the epic task of scanning and inventorying her never-before-seen body of work. A documentary film is in the works, and I wouldn't be surprised to see her life fictionalized some day, perhaps interspersed with the unparalleled luck of the man who, on a hunch, purchased and devoted his life to the caretaking of more than 100,000 negatives.