A documentary recommendation for a friend who shared Central Camera in the Windy City:
Vivian Maier, who was born in 1926, is now by accidental discovery, after her death in Chicago, perhaps one of the most famous female street photographers. She left over 100,000 negatives in a storage locker in Chicago, that following an auction, was discovered to be one of the greatest photography finds of the century. She was a nanny in New York and later Chicago, and when not caring for her fledglings, grabbed her Rolleiflex and hit the streets. Her black and white street portfolios are in my opinion, far superior to the celebrated work of Dianne Arbus. An incredible eye for that moment on the street. Amazing that people are making millions on her work and she never went beyond developing most of her negatives. There is an interview with the owner of Central Camera, who I remember from our visits, as she got her film there and occasionally prints made. One of the things that is remarkable about her work is the fact that it is not easy to quickly focus a Rollei.