When Photographs Are Discovered

Q. What happens when a undiscovered photography collection is presented to the public…..does it change the original intention of the photographer?

A. tbc

Resources / Links:

Vivian Maier http://www.vivianmaier.com/

Vivian Dorothy Maier was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide.

Vivian Dorothy Maier was an American street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago’s North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled across the world.

Masha Ivashintsova

She was an incredible photographer whose simple and beautiful images of the people, places, and events of 20th-Century Russia went unseen for decades. In that regard, her story is similar to Vivian Maier, the nanny-turned-photographer whose images were never printed or published during her lifetime.

Yet, late last year, Masha’s daughter, Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan and her husband Egor happened upon a treasure trove of images in their attic – some 30,000 negatives and prints that Masha had taken over the course of several decades.

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