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Pamela Bannos

Born: in
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bannos lives in Chicago.

Biography: Pamela Bannos is an Associate Professor of Instruction, Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University in Evanston.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Pamela Bannos on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Vivian Maier :
ISBN: 9780226599236 OCLC: 1005354177

Vivian Maier :
ISBN: 022647075X OCLC: 973377796

Many 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. When the news broke that Maier had recently died and had no surviving relatives, Maier shot to stardom almost overnight. Bannos contrasts Maier's life with the mythology that has been created, mostly by the men who have profited from her work. Maier was extremely conscientious about how her work was developed, printed, and cropped, even though she also made a clear choice never to display it.