Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Imogen Cunningham, pictured in this photograph by Rose Mandel, was one of seven Bay Area photographers who formed Group f/64. In 1932, the de Young hosted the influential group’s inaugural exhibition, which consisted of photographs by Cunningham, Ansel Adams (Mandel’s mentor), John Paul Edwards, Sonya Noskowiak, Henry Swift, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.  This telling portrait is now on view in the special exhibition Rose Mandel: The Errand of the Eye, closing on October 13.   Rose Mandel, Imogen Cunningham, ca. 1948. Gelatin silver print. Rose Mandel Archive, Oakland, California. Copyright Rose Mandel Archive/All Rights Reserved

Imogen Cunningham, pictured in this photograph by Rose Mandel, was one of seven Bay Area photographers who formed Group f/64. In 1932, the de Young hosted the influential group’s inaugural exhibition, which consisted of photographs by Cunningham, Ansel Adams (Mandel’s mentor), John Paul Edwards, Sonya Noskowiak, Henry Swift, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston.

This telling portrait is now on view in the special exhibition Rose Mandel: The Errand of the Eye, closing on October 13. 

Rose Mandel, Imogen Cunningham, ca. 1948. Gelatin silver print. Rose Mandel Archive, Oakland, California. Copyright Rose Mandel Archive/All Rights Reserved