Pamela Bannos: Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife


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.

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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225 Greenwood St, Evanston, IL 60201
Evanston, IL 60201
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ISBN: 9780226470757
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 10th, 2017