Imogen Cunningham

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Imogen Cunningham (April_12, 1883 - June_24, 1976) was one of the best-known American female photographers.

She began taking pictures in 1901 after studying photographic chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle.. After study abroad, she opened a studio in Seattle in 1910. She was best known for her frank portraits of famous personalities, close-ups of flowers, and nudes. In the late 1920s she began her celebrated series of plant photographs. She was attracted to photography by the work of Gertrude Kasebier.

Cunningham was one of the original members of the Group f/64.

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