If you are in the Chicago-land area, make a note to check out the Chicago Cultural Center’s current exhibition, Finding Vivian Maier: Chicago Street Photography.
Born in France, Vivian Maier immigrated to the United States post World War II. She moved to Chicago, where she worked as a nanny from the 1950′s through the 1990′s. Today her photographs are being rediscovered thanks to the work of John Maloof and Jeffery Goldblum. John Maloof has been piecing together Maier’s life and work on the site Vivian Maier – Her Work Discovered. Look for an upcoming book on Maier’s work from PowerHouse in the fall of 2011.
The exhibition at the Chicago Culture Center runs through April 3rd. The exhibition is free.