ABOUT THE PRINTS These prints were made by Joshua Patridge, Imogen Cunningham's grandson. Partridge used as guidelines original images printed by Cunningham as well as palladium/platinum prints made by her son (Joshua's father) Rondal Partridge under Cunningham's direction. These prints are the first of Cunningham's prints to be produced digitally. After scanning either a print or the original negative, Joshua Partridge after four years of effort found a way to create prints that reflect Imogen Cunningham's sensibility by using the Epson 9600 printer with black and light black ink on Arches watercolor paper (sized with gelatin). These prints are an unlimited edition, available in various sizes. All prints are part of the Imogen Cunningham Trust, originally established by Imogen Cunningham to preserve her negatives and to encourage the exhibition of her photographs. Because of new technology, Imogen Cunningham prints are now available to a wider audience. All of these prints have been stamped with Imogen Cunningham Trust blind stamp.
BIOGRAPHY Imogen Cunningham was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1883. Her father encouraged her to pursue an artistic career at a time when most young women weren't allowed to conceive of such a thing. In the first decade of the twentieth century, Cunningham began taking photographs and went on to study photographic chemistry in Dresden, Germany. In 1913 she published an article entitled "Photography as a Profession for Women,” urging other women to pursue photography as a means of self-expression. She went on to take some of the most iconic photographs of the twentieth century including the famous portrait of painter Frida Kahlo taken in 1931. She died in San Francisco in June, 1976.