Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer renowned for her botanical photography, nudes and industrial landscapes. Born in Portland, Oregon in 1883, Cunningham would go on to study photography under artists like Gertrude Käsebier,Alvin Langdon Coburn in London, and Alfred Stieglitz. She exhibited widely and became known for her work with Vanity Fair and as a faculty member in the California School of Fine Arts.
Cunningham was alive to the creative possibilities of the human form throughout her entire career. She began to photograph nudes in the early 1900s, and created a series of focused nude studies in the late 20s and early 30s. Triangles, which dates from 1928, is one of the artist's most renowned and recognizable images. After developing the negative for the image, Cunningham described it as and after developing the negative, she wrote on the file folder, "The One!"
This print came from the Imogen Cunningham Trust, and is a print made by the Trust. It is an "estate print." Estate prints are contemporary darkroom prints from the original negative. The print is embossed with the blind-stamp signature and seal of Imogen Cunningham; the back mat has an attached label of The Imogen Cunningham Trust with details on the print title, media and signature of the printer.