Pamela Bannos: “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife”

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Name: Pamela Bannos: “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife”
Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Event Description:
Northwestern University professor Pamela Bannos discusses her groundbreaking biography,
Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife at the Evanston History Center on March 15, 2018, at 7pm (6:30 reception).

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  follows the presentation. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event. Thanks to Bookends & Beginnings for making the signing possible. Thanks to Whole Foods Market for catering the reception.
This Women’s History Month program is co-sponsored with  the Evanston Women’s History Project.
Reservations Recommended: Make a reservation online at or by emailing
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.
LOCATION: The Evanston History Center, a non-profit organization, is housed in the national landmark, Charles Gates Dawes House at 225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL 60201. We are located half an hour north of Chicago’s Loop, and we are accessible by public transportation. Free parking is available on the street.
Car: Take either 94 or 294 to Dempster Street and go east. Greenwood Street is one block north of Dempster Street.
Train: Take CTA to Dempster Street or Metra to Davis Street, and go east. (Davis Street is a few blocks north of Greenwood.)
For more information visit:
Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St Evanston
Contact Information:
Jenny Thompson
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