Cunningham was a member of the California-based Group f/64. She was best known for her detailed, sharply focused photographs of plants as well as her revealing portraits.
sharp-focus rendition of simple subjects.
- Her Life Experience:
- Germany: Cunningham worked at the Technische Hochschule in Dresden where she helped the photographic chemistry department find cheaper solutions for the expensive and, at the time due to World War I, rare platinum used for printing.
- Seattle: In Seattle, Cunningham opened a studio and won acclaim for portraiture and pictorial work.
- California: In 1920, the family moved to San Francisco where Partridge taught at Mills College. During this time period, she changed her photographic career direction a lot.
Dream, a 1910 photograph by Imogen Cunningham
a botanical photograph of a succulent plant by Imogen Cunningham