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Imogen Cunningham

Photographer:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1975 Jun. 9
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5169
See more items in:
Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5169
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham

Interviewee:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Names:
Group f.64  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Dixon, Maynard, 1875-1946  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 June 9
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.]
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:
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was a photographer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 56 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Women photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cunnin75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cunnin75

Photographs of Imogen Cunningham

Creator:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Names:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
12 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Scope and Contents:
Eleven black and white and color photographs of Imogen Cunningham taken in her home in San Francisco on the occasion of Paul Karlstrom's and Louise Katzman Kurabi's (Archives of American Art) interview with her and one CD of the images.
Biographical / Historical:
Louise Katzman Kurabi (1949- ) is a photographer in Bellevue, Washington.
Provenance:
One photograph donated 1975 by Louise Katzman Kurabi. Additional prints and the images on CD donated 2016 by Kurabi.
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kuraloui
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kuraloui

Interviews of California photographers

Creator:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Names:
Focus Gallery  Search this
Brumfield, John, 1934-  Search this
Fahey, David  Search this
Fischer, Hal, 1950-  Search this
Flick, Robbert  Search this
Fulton, Jack, 1939-  Search this
Gutmann, John  Search this
Johnston, Helen, 1916-1989  Search this
Katzman, Louise, 1949-  Search this
Mandel, Mike  Search this
Rice, Leland, 1940-  Search this
Sultan, Larry  Search this
Walker, Todd  Search this
Worth, Don, 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
Borger, Irene Marian  Search this
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (microcassettes and 9 sound cassettes;(partially transcribed and microfilmed on 3 partial reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1981 June 18- Nov. 20
Scope and Contents:
Interviews of California photographers conducted by curator Louise Katzman or Irene Borger in connection with the 1984 exhibition and catalog "California Photography: 1945 to the Present," organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Interviewees include John Brumfield, David Fahey, Hal Fischer, Robbert Flick, Jack Fulton, John Gutmann, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Leland Rice, Todd Walker, and Don Worth. Also included is an interview with Focus Gallery owner Helen Johnston.
REELS 3197-3199: Transcripts of interviews, including: David Fahey (19 p.), Hal Fischer (30 p.), Robbert Flick (32 p.), John Gutmann (26 p.), Mike Mandel and collaborator Larry Sultan (28 p.), Todd Walker (61 p.), and Don Worth (30 p.). The photographers discuss their early involvement with photography, influences on their work; studying and teaching; working in California; the photography market; and future directions of their work.
UNMICROFILMED: An interview of Leland Rice (83 p.).
UNTRANSCRIBED: Interviews of John Brumfield, Jack Fulton, and gallery owner Helen Johnston.
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Restrictions:
Leland Rice interview is: ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Fahey, Fischer, Flick, Guttman, Mandel and Sultan, Walker and Worth interviews are: transcribed and microfilmed; patrons must use microfilm copy.
Brumfield, Fulton and Johnston are: untranscribed microcassettes; use requires an appt. and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
Occupation:
Gallery owners  Search this
Topic:
Photography -- California -- History  Search this
Photographic art galleries -- California  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography -- California -- Exhibitions  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sanfrmma
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sanfrmma

Photographs of Imogen Cunningham, 1975

Creator:
Kurabi, Louise Katzman, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Topic:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17378
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216481
AAA_collcode_kuraloui
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216481

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