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Fourteen BOND women braved the cold of a Minneapolis January morning to have a guided tour of both the Vivian Maier photo exhibition and the interesting space of the Minneapolis Photo Center.

The exibition was of Vivian Maier's photo art work undiscovered until recently.  It was entitled Vivian Maier: Out of the ShadowsThe tour was led by Minneapolis Photo Center's animated and charming founder, Orin Rutchick. 

Vivian Maier
The above is a photograph that Maier took
of herself and was one of 100,000 negatives 
discovered after her death in 2009 in Chicago. 
The stated purpose of the Center is to foster community and enrichment opportunities among local and regional photography enthusiasts, including both amateur and professional photographers.
BOND made a donation to the center's fund for disadvantaged children to attend photo classes.
We saw the show one week before it opened to the public. The group expressed an interest in returning to the Center for a future photography show. The quaint Elsie's Restaurant and Bowling center was our destination for lunch afterward.
This article and member photos were contributed by Millie Segal, BOND's VP of Philanthropy and Community Service.