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Often the true legacy of an artist goes unappreciated until after they pass away, and the case of artist Vivian Maier is a rather intriguing story. Maier lived in Chicago, and from the 1950s to the 1990s, she took well over 100,000 photographs of the city landscape and its denizens. Just after her death in 2009, John Maloof found her collection of negatives at a furniture and antiques auction. The collection is enormous and he is currently in the process of archiving these works and placing some of them on this website. The site features some of the photos from her time wandering the streets of Chicago, and there are amazing photos of homeless men eating sandwiches, elegantly dressed women waiting for a bus, and of course the "L".

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  • Arts > General
  • Arts > Photography

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    Arts,NSDL,Social Sciences,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105852858T,Arts -- Photography,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout

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    English

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