*OFFSITE AT THE EVANSTON HISTORY CENTER/DAWES HOUSE*
Northwestern University professor Pamela Bannos discusses her groundbreaking biography,
Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife. Bannos' richly detailed and meticulously researched study contrasts Maier's life with the mythology that strangers--mostly the men who have profited from her work--have created around her absence.
Bannos asserts that the much-promulgated myth of Maier as a "nanny savant" has eclipsed her true achievements, skills, and intentions. She was not a nanny who moonlighted as a photographer; she was a photographer who supported herself as a nanny. In her authoritative and engrossing biography, Bannos uncovers the real story of Vivian Maier and reveals her to be a true visionary artist.
$10 admission, includes Wine & Appetizer Reception starting at 6:30
EHC is at 225 Greenwood, Evanston
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL 60201
Evanston, IL 60201