The American photographer Imogen Cunningham (Portland, USA, 1883-San Francisco, USA, 1976) is currently exhibiting in Madrid (Spain) at the Fundación Mapfre. Until next Sunday 20 January all those loving photography still have the opportunity of seeing the artwork of a pioneer.
She is famous for her portraits of reality, self-portraits, flowers and artistic nudes of family members and friends, many of which are known on show at this stunning exhibition.
Imogen Cunningham, named after one of the characters of Shakespere’s Cymbeline, is considered one of the most important figures of the 20th century American fine art photography, an artist and a point of reference for the coming generations of photographers.
Her life was not that of a woman of her time, deciding to study at the University and working outside the home was not a common practice for women of that time in the beginning of the last century. She was a powerful source of inspiration not only in the field of photography but also encouraging women to the profession.
More Information: Fundación Mapfre.