Welcome to the website for the Imogen Cunningham Trust. We offer vintage, original prints for sale, as well as contemporary Estate prints. Our Estate prints are made by hand in the darkroom from Imogen's original negatives. We have both silver gelatin Estate prints as well as platinum-palladium Estate prints.
Imogen launched the Silver Estate Print editions in 1975; at the age of 92 she wanted to make more of her work available to the public and for exhibition.
Every print is made by hand on silver gelatin paper in the darkroom from Imogen's negative. Each print is de-bossed with Imogen's signature under the image and carries the Imogen Cunningham Trust provenance label as well as the print title on the verso.
Imogen learned the process of platinum printing in the early 1900s, and she became an excellent platinum printer in her studio in Seattle. Platinum printing is one of the most archival of all photographic printing processes, exhibiting a long tonal scale and giving a warm tone to a soft-edged image.
Our Platinum Estate prints are de-bossed with Imogen's signature below the print, and carries the Imogen Cunningham Trust provenance label and the print title on the verso.
Original prints are photographs printed by Imogen Cunningham from the negative she made. The price range of Original prints varies greatly - every print is unique and distinct.
Each Original print carries a special serial number, which identifies the print as an Imogen Cunningham Original print. The print is accompanied by a hand-letterpressed Certificate of Provenance from the Imogen Cunningham Trust which identifies the print, title, serial number, print description and history.