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When Anna Deavere Smith was a visiting professor at Yale Medical School, she asked patients "What happened to you?" In the resulting play, Smith tells their stories--along with Ann Richards' and Lance Armstrong's.
An example? An influence? To me, a struggling grad student in 1984, she was an inspiration — as she was to many of us.
Imagine Mary Poppins slinging a camera round her neck, her bag loaded with film, making her own pictures as she set off for a day of shooting people and street happenings. Vivian Maier, a real-life nanny, did just that for decades.