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Vivian Maier: Double life of nanny who captured humanity on the streets

She walked the city streets for hours, capturing the highs and lows of urban life with the all-seeing lens of her camera. <!-- -->
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</br>When the day drew to a close, <a href='http://www.vivianmaier.com/' target='_blank'>Vivian Maier </a>would return to her small attic room overflowing with undeveloped rolls of film, and resume her life as a nanny. <!-- -->
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</br>Maier spent much of her life caring for children of Chicago's wealthy families, but she was also one of 20th century's most talented street photographers. However, it was not until after her death that her work came to light, having been discovered by chance at an auction. Boxes filled with thousands of negatives were bought by <a href='http://www.johnmaloof.com/John_Maloof/Home.html' target='_blank'>John Maloof</a>, a thrift-market enthusiast who was intrigued by the clarity and power of Maier's photos, and eventually posted them online -- to huge acclaim.<!-- -->
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</br>By <strong><a href='https://twitter.com/M_Veselinovic' target='_blank'>Milena Veselinovic</a></strong>, for CNN

She walked the city streets for hours, capturing the highs and lows of urban life with the all-seeing lens of her camera.

When the day drew to a close, Vivian Maier would return to her small attic room overflowing with undeveloped rolls of film, and resume her life as a nanny.

Maier spent much of her life caring for children of Chicago's wealthy families, but she was also one of 20th century's most talented street photographers. However, it was not until after her death that her work came to light, having been discovered by chance at an auction. Boxes filled with thousands of negatives were bought by John Maloof, a thrift-market enthusiast who was intrigued by the clarity and power of Maier's photos, and eventually posted them online -- to huge acclaim.

By Milena Veselinovic, for CNN