Ramsdell Creativity Film Series
Creativity films are back at Ramsdell Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00-8:30pm. This month’s film is “Finding Vivian Maier”. Real estate agent John Maloof explains how a trip to a local auction house resulted in bidding on and winning a box full of old negatives. John goes through the massive quantity of negatives, describes how impressed he is by the quality of the images, and then quickly determines they are not reverent to his project and puts them away. That could have very likely had been the end of the story, if the power of the images had not pushed him to fall in love with photography. John confides that his photo hobby quickly motivated him to set up a darkroom and devote large amounts of time shooting. As he learned more about photography, he recognized that those negatives he had bought, then stored, were the work of a real master. In an attempt to confirm his suspicion, he selected about 100 images and put them online with the hope that the feedback would confirm his judgement as to the strength of the images.
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