Seen & Unseen: Photographs From Imogen Cunningham
October 18-December 29, 2019, Main Gallery, Art Museum
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was one of the 20th century’s most influential and unique photographers. Along with Ansel Adams, Henry Swift and Edward Weston, Cunningham was a member of the 1930s era Group f.64, named for a small space on a large format camera. The groundbreaking collective championed a style built on clear focus and sharp detail. From her experimental and collaborative portraits of artists Man Ray and Frida Kahlo, to celebrity images of Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, to stunningly beautiful botanical studies, Cunningham imbued her work with extraordinary levels of technical skill and artistic inventiveness. This exhibition, organized by The Imogen Cunningham Trust in association with Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, features 60 silver gelatin prints, including photographs printed by Rondal Partridge (1917-2015), Imogen Cunningham’s son.