Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Capturing Moments

"Well, I suppose nothing is meant to last forever."
Vivian Maier

Unchecked, moments become days and, without notice, a decade seems but a moment. The Apostle James says that our lives are "just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away" and with the vanishing, brilliance dims to obscurity. That was not to be for Vivian Maier. Her story is being heard and 'seen' around the world. Currently most of her work is owned by John Maloof, the man who purchased several boxes of negatives and prints from a storage auction in Chicago. In time her work will be displayed in major permanent collections. Vivian Maier captured moments for us, seemingly for just 'la joie de l'artisanat'- the joy of the craft.

I am grateful.

To find out more:

For an excellent story on Chicago Tonight, click here.

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