Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Imogen Cunningham

37-cent Age and Its Symbols stamp
The 37-cent Imogen Cunningham stamp was issued June 13, 2002.

Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was a prominent modernist photographer during the 1920’s. Cunningham is best known for her realistic black and white photographs of scenes from nature, but she also photographed for Vanity Fair during the 1930’s. Cunningham was also part of the group of prominent photographers that referred to themselves as f.64. This group contained artists such as Ansel Adams, and felt that photographs should contain more focused images.