“Spanish Vivian Maier: Photographs by a Talented Author Discovered at a Flea Market in Barcelona” by Glib Savchenko / Bird in Flight

“In the summer of 2001, American Tom Sponheim was walking around Barcelona with his wife and found himself in a local flea market, Els Encants. On one of the stalls, he found a bunch of old negatives that he bought for $3.5, one dollar more that the seller was asking. Sponheim realized how valuable his purchase was only when he came back to the States and processed the negatives — it became clear that the photographs were taken by an unknown, but very talented author….

….The author’s name was Milagros Caturla. Caturla worked as an administrator in one of the Barcelona’s schools, but has taken interest in photography for her entire life, and even had a photo laboratory in her apartment. In various years, her works took prizes at several contests. She died in 2008.”