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The Prolific Pioneer: Focus on Imogen Cunningham

Long before Annie Liebowitz became renowned for provocative celebrity portraits, and long before the vast, hidden collection of Vivian Maier’s street photography was discovered posthumously, Imogen Cunningham blazed a trail for women photographers in what was (and in many ways still is) a male-dominated industry. Spanning more than seven decades, Imogen Cunningham’s work included mastering the art of platinum printing; sparking controversy with her photographs of male nudes; capturing  portraits of iconic artists of her day like Frida Kahlo and Martha Graham; and becoming a principal founder of the famed f64 modern photography movement, which included the likes of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. 

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