I’m sure you’ve heard of Vivian Maier and the incredible story how her photos were discovered. A similar story happened when an American tourist, Tom Sponheim, bought a stack of negatives in 2001. He got them for $3.5 in a flea market in Barcelona, and they turn out to be way more valuable.
After developing the negatives, Tom ended up with something wonderful. There was a bunch of photos of an artist who was unknown, but obviously very talented. Taken throughout Barcelona, the images depict daily lives of Spanish people in the mid-20th century. There is so much soul in these images that they could easily be compared to some of the iconic photos of the time. And now, the name of the artist has also been discovered. It’s Milagros Caturla, and it took 16 years to identify her as the person behind these gorgeous photographs.