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Linda Matthews

Linda Matthews is a co-founder of Chicago Review Press and the author of Middling Folk: Two Seas, Two Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family.

Diary: Living with Vivian Maier

Linda Matthews, 21 October 2015

The photographer​ Vivian Maier worked for me for three years in the early 1980s, though no one knew she was a photographer then. She was in her late fifties, I was in my late thirties. I had a big house in Chicago, a busy husband, two children of six and eight, and a five-month-old baby, and I wanted to go back to work. It seemed to me that a live-in nanny might simplify our lives and so...

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