Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976

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Dates:
Birth 1883-04-12
Death 1976-06-24
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was an American photographer known for her early work in botanical imagery and nudes. During the 1930's, Cunningham explored the industrial and architectural forms of oil refineries, lumber mills, and shipyards. During the 1940's, her focus shifted to documentary street photography. Cunningham remained active, continuing to photograph and organize her work until just before her death at the age of 93.

From the guide to the Imogen Cunningham Letter to George Waters (MS 159), [n.d.], (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was a photographer from San Francisco, Calif.

From the description of Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007188

Photographer; San Francisco, Calif.

From the description of Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78925995

Photographer, teacher; San Francisco, Calif.

From the description of Imogen Cunningham speech, 1968 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291488

Photographer, teacher; San Francisco, Calif.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Cunningham received training in the Edward S. Curtis studio and in Dresden, Germany. In 1910, she opened a studio in Seattle. In 1932, she was a founding member of Group f.64 with Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and others. She established a studio in San Francisco in 1947 and was primarily known for her portrait photography. Cunningham was married to printmaker Roi Partridge.

From the description of Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 297147812

Photographer, teacher; San Francisco, Calif.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Cunningham received training in the Edward S. Curtis studio and in Dresden, Germany. In 1910, she opened a studio in Seattle. In 1932, she was a founding member of Group f.64 with Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and others. She established a studio in San Francisco in 1947 and was primarily known for her portrait photography. Cunningham was married to printmaker Roi Partridge.

From the description of Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79271710

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