One of my flickr contacts asked if I was related to Imogene Cunningham. I had never heard of her before, but became curious. I googled her name and came up with some information. She was photographer and woman liber, way back at the turn of the century, 1883 to 1976.
She had some interesting thoughts about photography and freedom of expression. I enjoyed hearing what she had to say about photography when I listened to the clip from the Seattle Art Museum.
” BE ENTHUSIASTIC, THINK LIKE A POET”, was one of Imogenes’s one liners. “Don’t hunt for a photo, wait until something stirs you” is another one of her thoughts…
I think I would have enjoyed talking to her if she were alive today. If you have the time, take a minute and listen to her words….I loved her remark in response to a question asked, “What was her finest photo?”. When asked that question, she simply stated, ..”Whatever I am going to take today ~ will be my finest photograph”. I like that way of thinking…She appeared to love photography and was just enjoying the ride/process of photographing.
I think she must have been a very interesting person, who had a zest for life and photography! No, I am not related, but am very glad that someone asked me that question. She sounds like someone I would have loved to talk to and learn from….