Classic & Un-discovered Work from Imogen's Estate

 We invite you to see our changing exhibition space of new finds and old favorites. We have selected works for you to discover, enjoy and add to your photographic collection - directly from Imogen Cunningham's archive. These selections bring out work from the archive that are silver gelatin and platinum Estate prints, as well as Original prints.


If you are looking for something specific, you will find our more extensive Image Archive has a great deal of work organized by subject. All our images are available to license for publication. Please contact us for print inquiries and licensing rights.



    ESTATE PRINTS - 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. 


    Estate Silver Gelatin prints are priced at $1,800 to $2,500. for prints 11x14 and smaller. Large 16x20 inch prints, mounted on 22x28 board, are priced at $4,500. Estate Platinum Prints range in price, dependant upon their image size.


    PLATINUM PRINTS - Imogen began platinum printing in the early 1900s, after becoming familiar with the process as an assistant at the Edward Curis studio in Seattle. We continue Imogen's enthusiasm for this hand made photographic process with our Platinum Estate Prints. Platinum printing is one of the most archival techniques in photography, even today. Every print is made by literrally made by hand - the emulsion is mixed and spread on to archival paper for each print. The results are a unique representation of each image, with rich warm tones, a long tonal scale and a depth within the print that is hard to replicate with more contemporary photographic processes.


    ORIGINAL LIFTEIME PRINTS - 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. 


    Pricing is based on the prints vintage, availability, size, condition and provenance.