At the Imogen Cunningham Trust archive, we can support the development of your collection. With Imogen's personal papers and documentation, we have access to many details surrounding particular images and the circumstances in which they were taken.
At the Imogen Cunningham Trust archive, we can support the development of your collection. With Imogen's personal papers and documentation, we have access to many details surrounding particular images and the circumstances under which they were created.
From the first print collected to the search for a vintage iconic Cunningham, we work with collectors to find the perfect piece for your collection.
Many collectors are drawn to Imogen's work first to an individual photograph. The focus of Imogen's work is wide - from early Pictorialist work, to her work during the f.64 period, to her own interest in hands, botanicals, artist portraits and also, experimentation within the photographic medium. Some collectors of Imogen's work are just discovering Imogen's captivating realms of photography; others are private collectors who delight in their passion of a focused subject interest.
Estate PrintsTraditional Darkroom Prints in Silver Gelatin and Platinum
Imogen established and initiated her Estate Prints in 1975 for her newly created Trust to enable her significant archive of photographic work to continue to be seen in the world - exhibited and sold. With this in mind, she created a debossed signature to be placed under the print, with an accompanying provenance label on the verso of the mounted print. Each Estate print carries a unique serial number and is printed in the Imogen Cunningham Trust darkroom. As a hand-made silver gelatin print, each print has a unique quality and is printed to match Imogen's original printing aesthetic as closely as possible.
Lifetime Original PrintsPrinted by Imogen Cunningham
Original Lifetime prints are prints Imogen made in her darkroom and which remained in her personal archive. On the verso of many prints are her printing notes, address stamp, or other notations in her hand. The Imogen Cunningham Trust received these prints as part of the transfer of Imogen's photographic assets to her Trust. All original prints are accompanied by a hand letter-pressed Certificate of Authenticity from the Imogen Cunningham Trust, documenting the provenance of Imogen's work and history of that particular print.