What if one of the most important street photographers of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone?
Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.
John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier.
Urb. Bello Horizonte Mz. B Lt.2B, Los Cedros de Villa, Chorrillos | Lima, Peru
One of the first places here in Lima that I visited for lunch was Pantano with my fellow interns. Pantano is a very affordable and delicious traditional Peruvian restaurant serving a fixed price menu (as most places do for lunch). For most fixed price menus there are several appetizer course offerings and then main course offerings. I went for two very traditional Limeño dishes. For my first course, ceviche. This was a large helping of traditional ceviche with white fish, cooked in lime and aji (Peruvian pepper), pickled red onion, hominy and sweet potato served on a piece of lettuce. The fish was tender, tangy and spicy due to ordering it picante meaning extra aji added. The sweet potato is a good way to balance the sour and spice as well as the tender mouth feel of the fish. For my main course I chose Tacu Tacu con Pescado Frito. Pescado Frito, is just a basic fried fish filet with corn meal breading, salty and tasty. Tacu Tacu is a classic base of beans, potato and rice that is fried together into a moist starchy pilaf that sticks to your ribs and is extremely savory and delicious. All in all I was extremely pleased with my choices especially when paired with limonada (actually limeaid not lemonade), which is a staple drink.