Fifty-Two Photographs by Imogen Cunningham
Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection presents fifty-two beautiful images by Imogen Cunningham, one of the great pioneers of twentieth century photography.
Born in Portland, Oregon in 1883, Cunningham often used herself as a model, as seen in one of her fist images, Self-Portrait, 1906, thought to be the first nude female self-portrait in photographic history. She also pushed the medium’s boundaries in her Mount Rainier images in which she was one of the first to place a nude male subject (her husband, Roi Partridge) in front of her lens. Her experimental camera and darkroom work, detailed plant studies, and gripping portraits of fellow artists and dancers are also among the most praised images of the time.
In this exhibition you will experience a range of her work including self-portraits, pictorialism, portraits, botanicals, and abstracts, printed in gelatin-silver and platinum-palladium. All of the work in this exhibition is available for sale.