Toronto. Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who quietly photographed the world around her but never showed the results. Her works were discovered posthumously and surprised viewers when the prints revealed her talent and professional eye.
Recently, a similar find was discovered in Russia by Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan. This time it was her mother, Masha Ivashintsova, (1942 – 2000) who left a legacy of over 30,000 photos discovered after her death by her daughter. The website, mymodernmet.com reported this find back on March 19, 2018 in an article by Jessica Stewart titled Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother.
My thanks to my good friend Russ Forfar deep in the wilds of Southern Ontario for sharing this Modern Met article with me.