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This is a listing of events, exhibitions, talks and other activities pertaining to Imogen and photography. Some notices are also up on the Blog page, but this listing is a quick list of location-specific activities.


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SeEN and unseen, a 60 print exhibition.

American photographer Imogen Cunningham was an extraordinary technician who produced deeply poetic work. In the 1930s she joined the West Coast Group f.64, which included Ansel Adams, Henry Swift, and Edward Weston. Instrumental in the struggle for the acceptance of photography as a legitimate art form, Cunningham was also a social activist, documenting the beat movement of the 1950s and the countercultural revolution of the late 1960s. Throughout her career, Cunningham valued the importance of light, form, and pattern in her compositions. Her pioneering use of platinum printing and often of double exposures are still of interest to contemporary photographers. Cunningham, who died in 1976, remains one of the most popular and innovative photographers in the history of the genre.

Curated by Celina Lunsford

FEBRUARY 2 to April 29, 2018 Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC


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through MY lens

Focusing on the men of her life and times, these photographs span the seven decade career of a pioneering female photographer. This exhibition is part of the 2018 series THE FEMALE GAZE when SJIMA focuses on a select group of dedicated, innovative and insightful artists who bring a feminine perspective to their creations and our experience.

Curated by Danielle Dean and Barbara Cox.

February 17 to May 7, 2017  San Juan islands Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA