I read about Vivian Maier some time ago, and then recently saw her photographs. Her urban images span from the 1950s until the late 90s. The composition, subjects, and styles are all refreshing to me as nowadays through blogs and Instagram I find I am often bombarded with street style photos of “real people” who seemingly only look like super models. The work stands out as a bystander capturing the rich, the poor, the young, the old, and everything in-between in America. Her photos are absolutely captivating, and so is her story. Her artistic side was hidden from the world while she lived her life as a nanny. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago, right after her death, did we discover the unbelievable talent of this woman. A man purchased a box containing over thousands of negatives at an auction, and it wasn’t until opening it that he discovered this tremendous treasure. A documentary about her life was recently released in the US. Hopefully we will learn more about the mystery and talent that is Vivian Maier.