National Photography Month~ May 31

The False Hellebore by Imogen Cunningham

1926 / Gelatin silver print / 8 3/4″x9″ / Imogen Cunningham Archives, Imogen Cunningham Trust, Berkeley, CA

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In 1932, with this unsentimental, straightforward approach in mind, Cunningham became one of the co-founders of the Group f/64, which aimed to “define photography as an art form by a simple and direct presentation through purely photographic methods”. ~Lumière On Line

National Photography Month~ May 30

Brother William of the Shaker Settlement, Mount Lebanon, NY
by Doris Ulmann

c.1925-1927 / Platinum print / 8 1/16″x6″
Various collections including The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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Her photographs helped change the way we perceive and therefore represent the people she photographed, from quaint, picturesque peasants to individuals with dignity and purpose in the modern world. ~Prints & Photographs Reading Room, LOC