Physical Details: 3 sound tape reels : analog ; 3 in. ; 5 hr., 18 min., 1 sec.
Creator: Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)
Co-Creator: Margery Mann (1919-1977)
Description: Cunningham, interviewed by Mann, speaks of the sale and exhibition of her prints; being a "darkroom slave"; portrait photography; photographs as documents; the "soft-focus era"; teaching; and the f/64 Group.
Cunningham comments on 104 of her photographs, including her portraits of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather, Martha Graham, Cary Grant, Alfred Stieglitz, Upton Sinclair, Adedee Ozenfant, Frida Kahlo, Getrude Stein, Shen Yao, Lyonel Feininger, Morris Graves, Anna Freud, and Minor White. She recalls Diane Arbus, Arthur Fellig, Paul Strand, and others.
Reel 3 is a fairly poor, noisy recording.
Forms part of: Margery Mann files on photography, 1955-1978
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1960-1973. Margery Mann files on photography, 1955-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 14694
- Cunningham, Imogen
- Group f.64
- Portrait photography
Availability: This item has been digitally reformattted. It is available by appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations by request.