Vivian Maier, Chicago street photographer
A recently discovered stockpile of work, including over 100,000 negatives, 3000 prints, and hundreds of roles of undeveloped film by French-born, Chicago resident Vivian Maier surfaced at auction in 2009, and has been getting some much-deserved attention. A recent piece in the Guardian shared what little is known about her, and was accompanied by a gallery of selected images. And according to the blog dedicated to her, where many more of her images can be seen, there is a documentary and a book in the works. The Chicago Cultural Centre has just opened the first-ever exhibition of her photographs, Finding Vivian Maier: Chicago Street Photographer, is on view until 3 April, 2011.