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On Mount Rainier 9

© (1915), 2009 Imogen Cunningham Trust

On Mount Rainier 9


Imogen Cunningham

American, 1883-1976

In 1915, Cunningham married Roi Partridge, the figure in these two photographs (88.12 & 88.7). Imogen had managed her portrait studio for five years by this time, and alongside the more formal portraits produced for her clients, she also photographed subjects that enabled her to explore her creativity and self- expression. These two portraits of Roi are a prime example, and are part of a larger body of photographs she took of him on Mount Rainier, scenes considered provocative at the time.
Gelatin silver print
7 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (19.1 x 22.5 cm)
Gift of John H. Hauberg
© (1915), 2009 Imogen Cunningham Trust
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Views and Visions in the Pacific Northwest, June 7-Sept. 2, 1990

Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, The Innovative Photography of Imogen Cunningham from the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum, Dec. 15, 1995-Mar. 24, 1996

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Paving of Paradise: A Century of Photographs of the Western Landscape, May 7, 1998-Jan. 24, 1999

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The View From Here: The Pacific Northwest 1800-1930, Aug. 8, 2003-Feb. 29, 2004
Published ReferencesLusford, Celina, Marisa C. Sanchez, et al. "Imogen Cunningham." Madrid: TF Editores and Fundacion MAPFRE, 2012, cat. no. 148, pg. 196

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