Inspired to post this recent image after I finished viewing the video about Vivian Maier a friend sent me a link to. I had heard about her before but never really looked into the details. She was an unknown street photographer discovered in 2009 by John Maloof - via a giant box of her negatives he bought at an auction.
John initially sold a few of her negatives on eBay, but then asked on Flickr's HCSP group for advice on what to do with these. And now Vivian M is a minor sensation with shows and movies in the works. BIttersweet notes - when John finally located Vivian, she had died just days prior - after a few months' struggle trying to recover from a fall. So she never knew someone had seen let alone recognized her work - which she had not allowed anyone to see all along.