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Imogen Cunningham

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Cunningham took up photography in 1901. From 1907 to 1909 she worked in the studio of Edward S. Curtis in Seattle, Washington where she learned the platinum process. She then studied photographic chemistry at the Technische Hochschule in Dresden, Germany from 1909-1910. In 1910, Cunningham set up her own studio in Seattle which ran until 1916. One year later she moved to San Francisco, again setting up a studio. After meeting Edward Weston, Cunningham joined the pictorialist group of photographers in 1923 and adopted 'straight photography'. During the 1920s she shot her famous group series of plants and flowers. Cunningham was a founding member of the Group f/64 in San Francisco.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115187.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Imogen Cunningham:

Imogen Cunningham Leaf Pattern, San Francisco, California, before 1929 (printed 1975) Gelatin silver print
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