Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cunnin75
Creators:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-
Dates:
1975 June 9
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
36 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Imogen Cunningham conducted 1975 June 9, by Louise Katzman and Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Cunningham's home. [Note: A photograph of Cunningham taken by Katzman at the time of the interview has been cataloged separately.]
Scope and Contents
Cunningham speaks of her training in Germany, working in Edward Curtis' studio, her childhood art classes, her husband Roi Partridge, the f.64 group, platinum prints, her early interest in photography, and the differences between West Coast and East Coast photographers. She discusses magazine photography, her work as a portrait photographer, collectors, and her professional and personal relationships with Ansel Adams, Maynard Dixon, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke, Edward Henry Weston, Minor White, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was a photographer from San Francisco, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 56 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography, Artistic Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lange, Dorothea Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Dyke, Willard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, Minor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Group f.64 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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