Portrait of Imogen

Director: Meg Partridge

Institute History

  • 1989 Sundance Film Festival


This fascinating, witty and inspiring look at a seminal figure in the development of American photography reveals the strength, flexibility and wisdom of Imogen Cunningham, who managed to be a full-time wife and mother while accomplishing extraordinarily creative work. The film features more than 250 of her original still photographs, ranging from romantic self-portraits taken in 1901 to her last studies—nudes and nonagenarians—created in the late seventies. Audiotaped interviews made when Cunningham was in her eighties supply insights into her personality, her values and the full span of her seventy-five-year career.

— Robert Hawk

Screening Details


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