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Interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1960-1973, from the Margery Mann files on photography, 1955-1978

Interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1960-1973

Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976

Item Information

Title: Interview with Imogen Cunningham

Date: 1960-1973

Physical Details: 3 sound tape reels : analog ; 3 in. ; 5 hr., 18 min., 1 sec.

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.

Creator: Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976

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.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 14694