Saturday, January 17, 2009

Imogen Cunningham

I just got through re-reading a biography and portfolio of Imogen Cunningham. Book is called

Portraiture, Imogen Cunningham by Richard Lorenz.

I am struck by the apparent alienation of her subjects.. Likely a reflection of her own feelings of separateness and emotional isolation. Her images are both beautiful and unsettling at the same time. Even her identical twin sons appear not to bound together. It is a singular body of work. .. I wonder what the families of her subjects did with the photographs? It's a beautiful book with many full sized well printed photographs. Strange woman, great book.

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