Born on April 12 in Portland, Oregon, to Isaac and Susan Cunningham.
Moves to Seattle, Washington, with her family around this time. Lives at 505 Ward Street until 1909.
Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in chemistry. Pays her lab fees working as her major professor's secretary and making lantern slides for botany courses.
Graduates from University of Washington in 1907. Works in Seattle portrait studio of Edward S. Curtis. Learns to retouch negatives and print with platinum paper.
Visits Paris and London and meets Alvin Langdon Coburn. In New York, visits Alfred Stieglitz's gallery "291" and meets Gertrude Käsebier.
Returns to Seattle and opens portrait studio at 1117 Terry Avenue.
Marries Roi Partridge on February 11. Son, Gryffyd, born December 18.
Moves to San Francisco. Twin sons, Rondal and Padraic, born September 4. Family resides at 42 Lower Terrace.
Works in San Francisco studio of Francis Bruguière. Meets Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange.
Moves to 4540 Harbor View Drive, Oakland when Roi begins teaching at Mills College. Meets Edward Weston and Johan Hagemeyer.
Marriage to Roi Partridge ends in divorce in June.
Moves to 6454 Colby Street, Berkeley, and uses Roger Sturtevant's photographic studio on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.
Moves to 1331 Green Street, San Francisco, where she builds a darkroom and offers portrait sittings.
Teaches at California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco.
Travels to Berlin, Munich, Paris, and London, meets August Sander and Paul Strand.
Travels to Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, and Paris, meets Man Ray.