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Vivian Maier with a Rolleiflex camera. He's been called 'the greatest photographer you've never heard of'... the mysterious Vivian Maier, a nanny based in Chicago who took about 150,000 photographs in her lifetime and stashed them away.

She’s been called ‘the greatest photographer you’ve never heard of’… the mysterious Vivian Maier, a nanny based in Chicago who took about 150,000 photographs in her lifetime and stashed them away, not showing them to anyone. Many of which were never developed or seen, even by Maier herself — until they were purchased and collected as historical artefacts in 2007.

Four years ago, a Chicago real estate agent stumbled upon a box of negatives. Little did he know that he’d discovered Vivian Meier, the greatest street photographer you’ve never heard of.