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Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9

view Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976
Interviewer:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-
Subject:
Adams, Ansel Easton
Curtis, Edward S.
Dixon, Maynard
Lange, Dorothea
Partridge, Roi
Van Dyke, Willard
Weston, Edward
White, Minor
Group f.64
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 36 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 56 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
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.]
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was a photographer from San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Photographers
Photography, Artistic
Sound recordings
Women photographers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216482
AAA_collcode_cunnin75
Theme:
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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