Modern (19th century-1945) Photography
(Portland, OR, April 12, 1883 - June 23, 1976, San Francisco, CA)
<p>Imogen Cunningham took her first photographs in Seattle in 1901. Born in Portland, Oregon on April 12, 1883, she studied chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was inspired to pursue photography after seeing the work of Gertrude Kﬁsebier in "Camera Work," the journal published by the Photo-Secessionists. Cunningham became Edward Curtis's photographic technician, working in his studio from1907-9. She won a scholarship to the Technische Hochschule, Dresden in 1909 to study platinum printing, art history, and life drawing. When she returned to Seattle in 1910, Cunningham opened her own photography studio and began producing portraits.</p>
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