American, 20th century, female.
Born 12 April 1883, in Portland, Oregon; died 23 June 1976 in San Francisco, California.
Photographer. Portraits, figures, nudes, still-life, landscapes.
Pictoralism, Modernism. Group f/64.
With the aim of becoming a photographer, Cunningham majored in chemistry at the University of Washington, Seattle. To pay her tuition she photographed specimens for the botany department, establishing a life-long love of floral subject matter. After completing her degree, she worked in the photography studio of Edward S. Curtis (...