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Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

Just finished watching the BBC special about Vivian Maier and let me tell you its a must watch. I wont ruin it for you but I have to say this woman was incredible, to say she was a street photographer would only be scratching the surface of what she really was. I walked about from the film feeling guilty. Why you ask? because through out her whole life she seldom talked about her work, she photographed for herself and that was it. I know that I am guilty of talking a cool shot and within seconds sharing it with the world. Not Vivian, she photographed for the sheer pleasure of it, to the point where in her last years on this earth she keep shooting and didn't even develop her film because she could not afford to do so. It makes me sad to tell the truth that in the end when she was about to die all her photographs in storage where sold because she could not afford the rent money anymore. I cant even image how I would feel if that were to happen to me. sorry to end things on a sad note, but if you get a chance grab a hold of a copy and sit down and watch it, trust me it will be well worth it!  

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