Famous Photographer #12

Imogen Cunningham 

Born in 1883 and died 1976

In 1901 ( 18 years old) she bought her first camera via mail order a 4x5 from the American School Of Art in PA.

Her interest in science and learning the "magic" behind photography led her to photographing flowers and other plants.

She learned portraits from the famous indian tribe photographer Edward Curtis.

She helped fine a cheaper way to do platinum printing during WW1.

Later in her career she did some street photography and also joined the group called F/64 which is the famous photographer group. She was invited to be a member at California School of Fine Art by Ansel Adams.