Chicago based French photographer Vivian Maier worked as a nanny for forty years and spent her free time by documenting the street life around the city. She died in 2009 leaving more than 100,000 photographs behind. It wasn’t until 2007 that her negatives were found by a local collector at a thrift store and exhibited in various countries since then. A book about her life and photography titled Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, was published in 2011. You can some of the best photos taken by her below and read her entire story here.
Well, I suppose nothing is meant to last forever. We have to make room for other people. It’s a wheel. You get on, you have to go to the end. And then somebody has the same opportunity to go to the end and so on. – Vivian Maier