Martha Graham 42Artist(s)Imogen CunninghamArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1931Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
5 15/16 in x 7 7/8 in (15.1 cm x 20 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 7/16 in (36.5 cm x 49.3 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut SternSubject matter
Imogen Cunningham began photographing at age 18 after seeing Gertrude Käsebier’s work. Throughout her career, she photographed a diverse range of subjects, including nudes, botanical photographs, street photography, and freelance work. Around 1920, Cunningham relocated to San Francisco and began working on her botanical photographs, focusing on producing studies of the magnolia between 1923 and 1925. In 1931, Cunningham met Martha Graham and produced ninety graflex negatives. Two of these images were her first to be published in Vanity Fair. Physical Description
This photograph depicts a woman standing in stark lighting and stretching knit fabric over her naked torso. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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