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October 6th, Boston: Opening Reception “Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens”

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University | Photographic Resource Center
Opening Reception: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4:00-7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

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© Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection.

“Since the discovery of her negatives in a Chicago storage locker in 2007, Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has garnered international attention for her poignant street photography, almost none of which she printed during her lifetime. Including street scenes from Chicago and New York in the 50s and 60s, as well as striking self-portraits, Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens will be the first showing of the mysterious photographer’s work in the Greater Boston area. Don’t miss this opportunity to view a rare talent whose rich, and little-known, life story is still unfolding.”

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
Kniznick Gallery
515 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts  [map]

In conjunction with the exhibition:

Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
A slide lecture by WSRC Scholar Karin Rosenthal
Tuesday, October 15 from 12:30 – 2 pm

Photographer and exhibition co-curator Karin Rosenthal will discuss Maier’s style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, and will examine some of the complex issues surrounding Maier’s life and work.

Vivian Maier’s Fractured Archive: A Woman’s Story
A slide presentation by Pamela Bannos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

After receiving privileged access to 20,000 Vivian Maier images, including her earliest known work, Paul Bannos–Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University–elucidates how Maier’s disjointed archive complicates our reading of her life and motivations. This presentation will explore a paradoxical life and its messy aftermath, and examine the emergence of Maeier’s lifelong passion through eyes other than her own.”

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