Imogen Cunningham: Nude, 1923

This image of Imogen’s was originally titled “Figures, No. 1” and was taken in the midst of Imogen’s interest in both nudes and plant forms.  Imogen’s shift from pictorialism to modernism is clearly evident in this 1923 work.  Imogen’s nude studies reflect some of the tone and feeling of other West Coast photographers and friends, particularly Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather and Johan Hagemeyer.