Findings

Perhaps you recall how the work of one Vivian Maier is becoming known:

https://photodevoto.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/a-recently-discovered-trove/; well, there’s more.

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/FindingVivianMaier_ChicagoStreetPhotographer.html

John Szarkowski wrote: ” A photograph may… be private in the sense that there is no designated public access to its meaning, no catalog of its constituent parts, its iconographic and formal resources. Each viewer, including the photographer who made it, must devise for the new picture a personal and provisional place among the other pictures and facts that the viewer knows. It is of course true that all good pictures contain unfinished meanings; only perfect clichés are perfectly complete. Nevertheless, good photographs are often more richly unfinished than other pictures, are wilder, in the sense that they have in them more elements that are not fully understood and domesticated. James Agee, pretending that the photographer was a fisherman and that the truth was a trout, said it was the photographer’s task to bring the fish to net without too much subduing it.”

and now we have this: http://www.newsweek.com/photo/2010/09/15/amazing-garage-sale-photographs.html

P.S. Not to alter the gist of this post, but you can keep up on Vivian Maier at http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

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