Embassy of France
March 8, 2016
7:00 pm
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Finding Vivian Maier

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents the 2014 documentary Finding Vivian Maier by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel.

Finding Vivian Maier pays tribute to one of the most significant yet unsung 20th century’s photographers. Unveiling the enigmatic nurse’s life, who was born from a French mother in New York City, the documentary is first and foremost an introduction to her art and her keen eye on American society.

Although born in New York City, it was in France, where her mother was from, that Vivian Maier (1926-2009) spent most of her youth. Back in the U.S., she worked for families as a nanny. Even though she always had her Rolleiflex camera with her, they had never seen any of her shots. Intensely guarded and private, Vivian Maier explored the unseen lives of various groups of people and the destitute as well as some of Chicago’s most cherished sites. Her work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.

The screening will be followed by a wine reception.

Online reservation is required here for this free admission event.

When: March 8, 2016 7:00 pm

Where: Embassy of France
             4101 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007
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