NPR has “found” photographer Gita Lenz, whose work was exhibited on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in the 1950s.  For reasons unknown she fell out of view and was only rediscovered last year by circumstance.  Her neighbor, helping her move to assisted living, found a treasure of prints and negatives boxed up in her home.  He just happened to know a photographer, Gordon Stettinius, who also fell in love with her work.  The neighbor and the photographer put together a monograph.  I “found” her wonderful images when I wrote about her work in an earlier post on photography.  And a friend of NPR writer Claire O’Neill who does The Picture Show told her about Lenz, which led to her piece on their website.  Where talent is concerned, luck is a mighty factor.   talent + serendipity + circumstance = recognition.