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Imogen Cunningham was one of the greatest American photographers who ever lived. This is the second in a three-part series featuring examples of her art from Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues. The first part was comprised of seven miscellaneous photographs. To view it, click here.

Artist's Self-Portrait with Korona-View (1933)

To view this source-photograph of Ms. Cunningham at Artnet's AWC, click here.*

Ms. Cunningham took the following five photographs from 1927 to 1935, during the first great failure of American capitalism. Revolution was in the air among workers, as was unabashed admiration for the system's achievements in industrial innovation.

Signal Hill (1927)

Gas Tanks (1927)

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Shreaded Wheat Factory (1928)

Lumber Mill (1928)

Junk (1935)


*All the images are courtesy of Artnet's Artist Works Catalogues.


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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)

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for a photography class, a few decades ago. I reco... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:37:19 PM
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