In 2007, 26-year-old real estate agent John Maloof walked into an auction house and placed a $380 bid on a box of 30,000 prints and negatives from an unknown photographer. Realizing the street photographs of 1950s/60s era Chicago and New York were of unusually high quality he purchased another lot of photographer’s work totaling some 100,000 photographic negatives, thousands of prints, 700 rolls of undeveloped color film, home movies, audio tape interviews, and original cameras. Over time it became clear the photos belonged to the Chicago nanny named Vivian Maier who had photographed prolifically for nearly 40 years, but who never shared her work. Since the discovery Maier’s photographs have received international attention with collections touring in cities around the world as well as the publication of a book. Now, a documentary called ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ directed by Maloof and Charlie Siskel is nearing completion and the trailer above seems very promising. We can’t wait!