Imogen Cunningham Estate Prints are printed directly from Imogen's original negatives, by the Cunningham Trust, and stamped with Imogen's de-bossed signature and seal, authenticating that the print has been made and approved by the Imogen Cunningham Trust.
These prints are archivally made by hand in the darkroom, and mounted and over-matted on 100% cotton rag museum board. The de-bossed seal was designed by Imogen and Imogen's chop was designed by Shen Yao, a friend of Imogen's and a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii. The chop is composed of three Chinese characters, Im-o-gen, spelling out "Imogen" phonetically and also translating literally into the phrase "Ideas without end."
The label on the back mat of each Estate print details the specifics of each print as well as the archival process.
We offer Estate prints from a selection of Imogen's photographs. Please inquire if you are interested in a particular print you see in the Photo Archive. We would be happy to see if we can sell you a silver gelatin darkroom print, or a platinum print. The prices range from $1,800. to $4,500. depending upon the size of the image. We are able to offer some of Imogen's work in larger prints -- 16 by 20 inch prints matted and over-matted on 22 by 28 archival matboard, although most prints are printed a bit smaller and matted and over-matted on 14x18 or 16x20 board.