Springfield Opera House


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    Dancing On The Sidewalk

    Featuring Imogen Cunningham imogencunningham.com

    Dates: September 9 – November 3, 2021
    Events: Opening Reception October 8, 5 – 6:30 pm

    Exhibition Introduction at the Paul Paletti Gallery, 713 E. Market St., Louisville, KY. Sept. 9th–Nov. 3rd, 2021

    Dancing On The Sidewalk In 1901, at the age of eighteen, Cunningham bought her first camera, a 4×5 inch view camera, via mail order from the American School of Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1907, Cunningham graduated from University of Washington with a degree in chemistry. Her thesis was titled “Modern Processes of Photography.” She went on to spend a lifetime focusing her camera on the human subject, their experiences and inherent insight. This exhibition, curated by Carol Henry, explores Imogen Cunningham’s work from the1950’s, 1960’s and 1970s, a tumultuous time. Similar to today, women’s rights and civil rights were strongly in focus for our society and psyche. Where a photographer’s perspective makes timeless visuals, Imogen Cunningham reveals to us a participant’s perspective —a place where witness and relevance merge and we can see ourselves—now 50 years later with the same heartbeat.

    I have a formula for how to make a good photographer: I think that in order to make a good photograph, you have to be enthusiastic. That is, you have to think about it, like a poet would. And there are many choices, at that. –Imogen Cunningham