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Imogen!

Imogen Cunningham Photographs 1910-1973. Introduction by Margery Mann.

Stock Code 110910

Seattle & London, University of Washington Press for the Henry Art Gallery, 1974

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Deluxe limited issue with a signed original photograph. Deluxe signed issue with a signed original photograph 'False Hellebore, 1926'. Imogen Cunningham's first monograph, a comprehensive, chronological survey of her diverse career, was published to mark her ninety-first birthday and coincide with two exhibitions: 'Imogen! Imogen Cunningham Photographs 1910-1973' and 'Images of Imogen, 1903-1973', both at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.

Imogen Cunningham's career in photography spanned 70 years. In 1910, she established a studio in Seattle before moving to San Francisco in 1917, where she met a circle of like-minded photographers and became a founding member of Group f/64, an informal group including Ansel Adams, Sonya Noskowiak, and Edward Weston, who challenged the prevalent pictorialist aesthetic. Close to half of the members were women, making Group f/64 one of the first modern art movements equally run by women.

'That it took almost seventy years for a monograph to be published on Cunningham's ground-breaking career is reflective of the uphill battle that began to be undertaken in the 1970s, when several early-20th-century female photographers finally began to be more permanently written into photographic history' (What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women).

First edition, number 78 of 150 signed copies with a gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 253 x 200 mm, 10 x 7 ¾ in; image: 172 x 153 mm, 6¾ x 6 in) signed in ink in the lower margin, with a printed title label on the verso, handling crease to top edge, impression lines to corners from mount, tape hinges to verso, in the publisher's black card mount; black-and-white photographs printed in offset; original quarter black morocco over black cloth-covered boards, titles stamped to spine in silver, publisher's black cloth-covered board slipcase, rubbed and a little dust-soiled; [ii], 110, [2]pp.

What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women p194.
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Imogen!

CUNNINGHAM, Imogen.

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