The Unmade Bed is a photo by Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976).  Cunningham was an active photographer until her death in 1976 when she was 93 years old!  She took this photograph when she was 74 following a  directive from another great woman photographer, Dorothea Lange (1895-1965).  Lange suggested that she take a simple photograph of her surroundings.  One morning, after getting out of bed, Cunningham tossed her hairpins on the bed, saw the great light and forms and took this photograph.

Image ©Imogen Cunningham, “Unmade Bed.” 1957. Silver Gelatin Print. Size: 15 x 20 in

 

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