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Finding Vivian Maier 

When: Sun., May 31, 12 p.m. 2015
Price: $10
For more than 40 years, Vivian Maier worked as a nanny, mostly in Chicago. The families she worked for adored her and said she was great with kids, but also a very private person. When she wasn’t working, she did her own thing. Often, she was out exploring the city with a camera in hand. When Maier grew old, she struggled to make ends meet, and a few years before she died, she found herself unable to pay the rent on a storage space where she kept some belongings. It turned out she had tens of thousands of photo negatives, audio recordings, prints and film in that space, and the work was quickly bought up by collectors at an auction. Art dealers later discovered that Maier spent a significant portion of her life using her camera to document street life in the city, and the quality of her work is astounding. This film, screening as the final event in Snap! Orlando’s month-long You Are Here art celebration, explores the life of the enigmatic photographer, who took more than 100,000 photos but was virtually unknown until after her death in 2009. – Erin Sullivan



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