Imogen Cunningham: Botanicals

IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM: BOTANICALS

January 9–May 22, 2011

In Singh Family Gallery

A pioneer of 20th century photography, Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) played a pivotal role in the acceptance of the medium as an art form and the growth of modernism. She began pursuing photography in 1901 and throughout her long career, maintained an interest in portraiture and nature. Unlike other members of the Western School of Photography who also emphasized nature, such as Edward Weston (1886-1958) and Ansel Adams (1902-84), Cunningham created intimate compositions which call attention to the abstract qualities of nature. This exhibition will feature her black and white botanical photographs from the 1920s-1930s.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Canon USA and Oceanside Photo and Telescope.