On Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist John Maloof’s discovery of Vivian Maier’s box of undeveloped negatives:

"…quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone. Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house."

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