Vivian Maier

A collection of photographs from Vivian Maier, an American amateur street photographer, who died before receiving any fame from her astonishing 100,000+ photograph collection.

The video is an interview with the man who in 2007 worked in real estate and hoped to write about book about a particular neighborhood in Chicago. He bought Ms. Maier’s photographs because they contained scenes of buildings he was interested in. Three years later he’s working full-time with a friend to digitize the entire collection.

Antiques Roadshow eat your heart out—these photographs easily rival the work of Robert Doisneau or Gordon Parks.

Update: work now also available through Artsy.