© Vivian Maier, undated, Newsstand

I just found this photo on a blog, but without source information, so I decided to find the original source via Google image search: it comes from My Modern Met, a wonderful source of inspiration. The other “blog” is not worth mentioning. World improvement mode: off.

A free spirit but also a proud soul, Vivian became poor and was ultimately saved by three of the children she had nannied earlier in her life. Fondly remembering Maier as a second mother, they pooled together to pay for an apartment and took the best of care for her. Unbeknownst to them, one of Vivian’s storage lockers was auctioned off due to delinquent payments. In those storage lockers lay the massive hoard of negatives Maier secretly stashed throughout her lifetime. (read more)