Correspondence with Imogen Cunningham, 1949-1976.

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Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. Correspondence with Imogen Cunningham, 1949-1976.

Correspondence with Imogen Cunningham, 1949-1976.

Correspondence between Ansel and his wife Virginia Adams and Imogen Cunningham. Most are letters from Cunningham. They write about their work and about both artistic and technical problems of photography, about various proposals for a monograph on Cunningham, about Nathan Lyons and Karl Struss, and about personal matters. In one letter, Mrs. Adams offers Cunningham detailed advice on the disposition of her works and papers after her death.

73 items (on partial microfilm reel)

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Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976

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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 Geo...

Lyons, Nathan

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Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

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Ansel Adams, American photographer, was born February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. He was tutored privately at home where he studied piano, San Francisco, from 1914 to 1927, then studied photography with the photofinisher Frank Dittman, in San Francisco, in 1916 and 1917. He married Virginia Best in 1928, and had two children, Michael and Anne. Adams began his career as a photographer, 1927, and worked as a commercial photographer, from 1930 to 1960. He was a photography correspond...

Adams, Virginia K.

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Struss, Karl, 1886-1981

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Struss (1886-1981) was a cinematographer for over fifty years. He graduated from Columbia University in 1912, worked as a photographer for several years, and developed the Struss soft-focus lens. In 1919, Struss went to Hollywood, where he worked for Cecil B. DeMille for three years and in 1925 he went to Rome to film "Ben Hur." He won the first Oscar for cinematography for "Sunrise" in 1927 and received Oscar nominations for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932) and "Limelight" (1950). Other Struss ...