For Farscape fans in Chicagoland and the Great Lakes area.

Dec 27

Shot In Chicago

Category: Chicagoland

A young Chicago real estate agent unearths a box of 30,000 photographic negatives. He finds himself intrigued by the images, but when he sells a few on eBay for $80, he begins to think he might have found something special.


It turns out they were taken by a Chicago nanny, who had emigrated to the US with her mother, worked in a sweatshop in NYC as a girl, and eventually landed in Chicago. During her lifetime, (1926 to 2009), she took thousands of pictures, mostly on the streets of Chicago and New York. The story is even more intriguing, and you can read the rest at VivianMaier.Blogspot.com, the site created by the young man who discovered her works.

Around about the same time, another man tracked down another cache of her works, and he’s posted them up at VivianMaierPhotography.com.

Since then, this story has gone viral on the interwebs, and all sorts of people are interested in Vivian Maier’s pictures. A book of her photos will be published in 2011, and a documentary about her life is in the works.

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