Imogen Cunningham: Family

Imogen Cunningham: Family
Introductory text by John Stauffer printed letterpress
1 vintage silver gelatin print from Imogen's personal estate
5 loose Imogen Cunningham Trust prints
15 bound Imogen Cunningham Trust Prints
Hand sewn binding with hand painted and stamped metallic paper with black goatskin
Edition: 42 copies
Handcrafted in New England


Cunningham’s family series are the least known aspect of her work. Indeed many of the images in this book have rarely been exhibited or published. It is a curious neglect, for portraiture was Cunningham’s “first love and foremost specialty,” and critics often refer to her portraits as her greatest accomplishment while also acknowledging her breathtaking range. “I’ve tried my best to sell people on the idea that I photograph anything that can be exposed to light,” she frequently said. Family illuminates and informs her entire oeuvre. These images reveal her obsession with finding “beauty in the commonest things,” transforming life into art.

from the introduction by John Stauffer