Photo of the Week: Imogen Cunningham

Photo of the Week - 21.08.15
By Belinda Hungerford

 

Spring has practically sprung so it is most appropriate to feature a beautiful bloom this week. 

Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was one of America’s most significant female photographers. She studied chemistry at the University of Washington purely to aid her ambition to become a photographer. Her graduating chemistry thesis was titled ‘Modern Processes of Photography’. This luminous magnolia blossom is a wonderful example of the floral images she became known for.

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Image: Imogen Cunningham, Magnolia Blossom c.1925, gelatin silver print

Source: www.moma.org