Northwestern University professor Pamela Bannos will discuss her groundbreaking biography, “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife” at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7 p.m. A wine and appetizer reception, catered by Whole Foods Market, starts at 6:30 p.m.
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. 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. A book signing, made possible by Bookends & Beginnings, follows the presentation. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event.
This Women’s History Month program is co-sponsored with the Evanston Women’s History Project.
Reservations Recommended: Make a reservation online or by emailing [email protected] Admission: $10, payable at the door. EHC and Frances Willard House members free. EHC membership information and sign-up available online and at the event. This event provides 2 CPDU credits for Illinois educators and teachers.