Pamela Bannos - Vivian Maier @WHSM

Meet Vivian Maier’s biographer, Pamela Bannos, who will talk about her new book Vivian Maier: A Photographer's Life and Afterlife, on Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m.  Bannos's biography is described by the Chicago Tribune as “groundbreaking” and an “exhaustively researched and engrossingly written examination of the life and work of the enormously talented and intensely private American photographer.”


"This is an excellent book that reads like a mystery novel tracing Vivian Maier's life and work as a photographer through the photographs themselves. Bannos uses historical research and interviews as well as Maier's photographs to string together a story of her whereabouts, interests, and evolution as a photographer. Wonderful and engrossing."--Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, author of Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity

The program is free for members and $5 for non-members. 

Copies of Bannos’s book will be available for sale and signing at the end of the program. 

Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 853-7666  

Event date: 

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event address: 

The Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
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ISBN: 9780226470757
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 10th, 2017

Who was Vivian Maier? Many people know her as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker. They revealed her to be an inadvertent master of twentieth-century American street photography.