Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham

Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing Gallery

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Embracing the times in which she lived, Imogen Cunningham (1883–1976) created images that reflect crucial movements and developments in art and photography during her seventy-year career. Her photographs, seductive and dynamic, are inspired by a multitude of genres, including portraiture, family photographs, still lifes, and street photography. Cunningham was one of the most experimental photographers in her lifetime.

In this exhibition, unusual and rare images are presented alongside iconic ones, revealing why this American artist is one of the most important pioneers of photography and demonstrating how the unseen for Imogen Cunningham was eternally as important as the familiar.

This exhibition consists of silver gelatin prints from the Imogen Cunningham Trust.


Seen & Unseen Events

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Benita VanWinkle, High Point University associate professor of visual arts

Mar 27, 2024, 3:00pm — 4:00pm

Join Benita VanWinkle, High Point University associate professor of visual arts, in this gallery talk that introduces Group f/64, a collective of American west coast photographers that decided it was …

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Apr 14, 2024, 2:00pm — 4:00pm

Set aside your digital photographs and inkjet printer and learn a little about how artist Imogen Cunningham’s photos were created. Then, with photosensitive fabric dye and the power of the sun, each…

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Apr 25, 2024, 6:00pm — 7:30pm

Join us for an insightful exploration into the remarkable career of Imogen Cunningham, a pioneering force in photography whose impact spanned an impressive seventy years. Presented by Paul Martineau, …

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Meg Partridge standing in front of Imogen Cunningham exhibition wall

May 24, 2024, 12:00pm — 1:00pm

Meg Partridge, Imogen Cunningham’s granddaughter and director of the Imogen Cunningham Trust, grew up around Cunningham, often visiting her home and studio in San Francisco. In her teens, Patridge w…

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Meg Partridge standing in front of Imogen Cunningham exhibition wall

May 25, 2024, 12:00pm — 1:00pm

Meg Partridge, Imogen Cunningham’s granddaughter and director of the Imogen Cunningham Trust, grew up around Cunningham, often visiting her home and studio in San Francisco. In her teens, Patridge w…

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May 25, 2024, 2:00pm — 3:30pm

Meg Partridge, Imogen Cunningham’s granddaughter, and director of the Imogen Cunningham Trust, grew up around Imogen, often visiting her home and studio in San Francisco. In her teens, Meg worked fo…

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