The Artist Birthday Series

Imogen Cunningham

Today’s Artist Birthday: Imogen Cunningham (April 12, 1883 – June 23, 1976)

Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Cunningham was a member of the California-based Group f/64, known for its dedication to the sharp-focus rendition of simple subjects.


Cunningham was born in Portland, Oregon to father Isaac Burns Cunningham and mother Susan Elizabeth Cunningham (née Johnson). Her parents were from Missouri, though both of their families originally came from Virginia. Cunningham was the fifth of 10 children. She grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended the Denny School as a child.
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