A Phenomenal Recently Discovered Woman Street Photographer

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    amazing find and talented lady!
     
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    Amazing. Glad I saw it.
     
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    Wow thanks for posting was awesome.
     
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    Wow! :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Thanks a bunch for posting that video - best TV piece I've seen. Period. Some of those photos are just....man...honestly don't know what to say...
     
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    yeah almost. I think the very bottom is when they're discussing how can Bresson be so famous with such unsharp photos and then 3 pages of which Luigi case smells better.

    But they have the best marketplace... I cant help myself :)
     
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    Amazing stuff.
     
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    I think a lot of street is just hipster wank but these are really cool.

    I'd love to know the backstory behind some of these shots. But then again maybe some of the appeal lies in the mystery.
     
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    Putting aside any label applied to these photos, they're a fantastic historical account of daily life in Chicago half a century ago. :thumbup:
     
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    Truly a mystery indeed. What I don't get is why didn't she develop all those rolls? Did she just value her efforts as rubbish and not worth showing anyone? Whilst I personally don't understand street photography I can appreciate that it would be something very hard to master.. taking everyday life and making it extraordinary and you can't help but see that when looking at some of her photos.. Its kinda all really sad if you think about it, but its obvious that she wanted to keep it all a secret.
     
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    what a huge pile of circlejerk wankers!

    I love the slices of life she has captured. Would have been a rarity in the day- a lone woman roaming the streets with a camera.
     
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    nice find!!
     
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    Ι can sort of relate to it... shooting street is a humbling procedure with an extraordinary failure rate, it's easy to get used to failure to a point where you develop an utter disregard for results. After a while you just shoot for the pleasure of it with no interest in showing or sharing, and in the case of film, no interest in developing to have a look how you went.

    Street has a long tradition of legendary photographers who did exactly that. Have a look at Gary Stochl's story, he was shooting self funded for 40 years straight before he decided to come out of the woodwork and show his work. And it was one of the greatest ever bodies of work in this genre.
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me if it was a money issue. Working as a nanny in the 50's wouldn't have been a hugely profitable job and if you're constantly walking around with a film camera around your neck taking thousands of photos, film is something that you need *now* whereas developing is something that can be done later.
     
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    wow. although she was a rarity of raw artistic talent, the story makes me wonder how many others like her are out there whose work has been forgotten or destroyed after they've long gone.
     

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