Santa Ana sees rare famous photos

January 23, 2017 by  

The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is currently hosting a special exhibit titled Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham. The exhibition combines a variety of rare and beautiful prints by a world-renowned photographer.

Imogen Cunningham was a member of the artist group f/64 which included other notable photographers as Ansel Adams and Henry Swift. Though her early work is marked by a study of botany, her later work is mostly dedicated to documentary style photographs. Mrs. Cunningham was a prolific photographer, taking pictures into her 90s.

Her work is renowned for its attention to detail, sparse, almost minimalist style, and clear, realistic subject matter which separates itself from the photography as graphic design that was common at the time.

This exhibit features 60 unique, framed silver gelatin prints of Cunningham’s work, each of them on loan from the Cunningham Trust. A comprehensive study of her work is on display, but all of the items available at the Bowers are rarely seen printings that cannot be found anywhere else.

Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham has just opened at the Bowers Museum, located at 2002 N. Main St. and will be available to view until February 26. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday and admission is $15 a person. Anyone interested in more info should contact the museum directly.