Remembering Vivian Maier
Remembering Vivian Maier: A Pop-up Darkroom and Conversation
SoHo House Chicago- Members only event
April 21st, 2016
Vivian Maier worked as a nanny for Chicago North Shore families in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, while tirelessly photographing the world around her. In the 2000s, more than 120,000 of her unseen negatives were discovered in storage lockers, and she has since been hailed as one of the finest street photographers of the 20th century.
Photographers and silver gelatin printing specialists, Sandy Steinbrecher and Ron Gordon, printed hundreds of her photographs for museum and gallery exhibitions that traveled the globe.
For the event, they will be building a pop-up dark room where members will be able to make a small print of Vivian Maier's work from a negative, and hear about the printing of her extraordinary images. Guests will be able to sip on a beverage courtesy of Glenlivet while watching the BBC documentary, The Vivian Maier Mystery.
Thanks to Lindsey Meyers, co-creator and facilitator, on behalf of Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space.
Thanks to Jeffrey Goldstein, artist, collector, and art collaborator for generously sharing his Vivian Maier materials.