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Old 11th November 2020, 08:59 AM
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An article from the Guardian as a new book has been published and a couple of exhibitions are running in the US.

https://www.theguardian.com/artandde...am-in-pictures
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Old 11th November 2020, 10:57 AM
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I get a lot of education from these Guardian articles and photographs posted by Collas. They have even pricked my conscience to make a payment to the Guardian but I fall short of actually subscribing.

I have always felt and said that the best photograph I have taken is the one I have just taken only to be beaten by the next one. It is interesting that Imogen Cunningham said that it was ‘The one I’m going to take tomorrow’. Perhaps I have read that quote before but certainly had forgotten who said it.

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Old 11th November 2020, 01:15 PM
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Some interesting compositions in the article, which I like very much, especially the first nude. 'Triangles' and the 'Aloe'.

And the 'unmade bed' photograph was taken long before Tracey Emin’s entry into the art world.

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Old 12th November 2020, 05:39 PM
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I have long been a fan of Imogen Cunningham and have one of her books "Flora"

Full of strong graphic compositions of plants taken in a variety of lighting conditions from very diffused to the very strong direct you get in the south western USA.

She is one of those forgotten photographers and highly under-rated from the early 1900's in America.

She was part of the Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz and Minor White group of photographers.

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Old 12th November 2020, 07:05 PM
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There's a lovely playful image by Judy Dater of Imogen Cunningham and a nude model from 1974.

She's not in the same league as Edward Weston, or Minor White although she's an influence in the circle that also included Stieglitz and Ansel Adams.

Her nudes don't quite cut it compared to Weston's, or later Bill Brandt and Lee Friedlander's, or her contemporary Stieglitz's images of Georgia O'Keefe.

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She was famous for using a Rolleiflex TLR. Weston of course used a Rolleiflex TLR.


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She was famous for using a Rolleiflex TLR. Weston of course used a Rolleiflex TLR.


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Only a couple of weeks ago I bought a book about her "Ideas Without End". Being cheap I thought it was second hand but when it arrived it was a new copy still wrapped. On my large pile of lockdown reading to get through.
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I had forgotten that I had looked at the Guardian article in November and looked again today. I was reminded how irritated I was for the director of the J Paul Getty Museum to emphasize the "daring" nature of a woman opening a photographic salon at a time when photography was actually seen as quite suitable for women. By 1900 there were over 100 female run studios in Ontario, Canada. In England, in the 1890's, 20% of studios were female run.
Rather than exceptional, the profession of photography was an ideal occupation for woman early on.
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I am correcting myself, not Weston, read Helmut Newton.


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