Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys

Amy Novesky Lisa Congdon

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Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys

Imogen The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys Imogen s family didn t have much and life was hard atop the wild hill they call home But when Imogen declared she wanted to be a photographer her father built her her very own darkroom Flash forward

  • Title: Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys
  • Author: Amy Novesky Lisa Congdon
  • ISBN: 9781937359324
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Imogen s family didn t have much, and life was hard atop the wild hill they call home But when Imogen declared she wanted to be a photographer, her father built her her very own darkroom Flash forward Imogen is a photographer and a mother She has her hands full How does she do it all She turns the garden into a wonderland for her three growing boys and a workshop forImogen s family didn t have much, and life was hard atop the wild hill they call home But when Imogen declared she wanted to be a photographer, her father built her her very own darkroom Flash forward Imogen is a photographer and a mother She has her hands full How does she do it all She turns the garden into a wonderland for her three growing boys and a workshop for herself While she works, her boys play, and Imogen photographs them Click Click Click Photographing her sons leads Imogen to focus on plants and flowers most notably her signature magnolia blossoms for which she will become best known.Here, then, is the story of Imogen Cunningham, one of the finest photographers of the 20th century and mother to three boys.

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    One thought on “Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys

    1. Rachel on said:

      I loved reading this book with my child, and learning how devoted Imogen was to her photography and family.

    2. Roberta Gibson on said:

      Have you ever picked up a book cold, with no expectations, and find it says, “Wow!” to you on many levels?  Imogen: The Mother of Modernism and Three Boys by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Lisa Congdon is just such a book.I’m sorry to admit I had no idea who Imogen was. I love photography. I know about Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz. Why had I never heard of Imogen Cunningham, who was clearly a contemporary? The author calls her “…one of the finest photographers of the twentieth cen [...]

    3. Amy on said:

      I had never heard of Imogen Cunningham before my 7-year-old son brought this picture book home from the library. From an underprivileged family, Imogen was the first in her family to graduate from a university. She became a portrait photographer and married another artist. After having three boys, she continued to photograph her children and the flowers in her garden while being a devoted mother. The author centered the book's theme around a quote by Cunningham, "You can't expect things to be sm [...]

    4. J Kreuz on said:

      It was the cover artwork that stopped me as I almost walked passed this book while shuffling through our local library. What a great story, and interesting woman. As the mother of two sons, who has a passion for photography, this book spoke to my heart. Even though I was unfamiliar with Imogen Cunningham before reading this beautiful picture book with my youngest son, I won't soon forget her story. It resonated with me that she persevered and continued pursuing her art and passion even while jug [...]

    5. Teresa on said:

      As a working mother, this spoke to me. Imogen Cunningham entered the new, male-dominated field of photography, encouraged by her family even though they didn't have much. (She was the first to go to college.) Although having three boys often kept her from pursuing her passion, she still left her mark on the art world. Love this: "You can't expect things to be smooth and easy and beautiful. You just have to work, find your way out, and do anything you can for yourself." Although initially I didn' [...]

    6. Kate Hastings on said:

      Grades 2-5. Historical fiction, a story about a woman who became a photographer during a time when it was uncommon for females to have careers. I am unfamiliar with Imogene Cunningham and if she is a well-known artist outside of San Francisco. I would have loved to see some of her actual photographs to compare with the illustrator's reproductions. The value of this book is probably showing how an ordinary woman overcame obstacles to develop her talent.

    7. White House Public Library on said:

      Imogen Cunningham was a wonderful mother and a fantastic photographer during the 20th century.This delightful children's book tells her story, "the mother of modernism and three boys." Lisa Congdon's colorful illustrations bring Imogen and her children to life. Step back in timelook at life with Imogen Cunningham and her little family. A sweet read for anyone regardless of age.

    8. Alice on said:

      I am a photographer, Imogen was a photographer. I work in digital, she worked in black and white film. The book was informative and got me to look online at her pictures but I am not a fan of her photography. I do love the Magnolia Blossoms but I don't care of her nudes and abstracts! This would be good for someone who needs to do a report on an artist!

    9. Jeanne Williams on said:

      A simple biography that follows the life of Imogen Cunningham from childhood and into her artistic career. Much to discuss here in terms of the story and the illustrations. I would like to hear children talk about why the illustrator chose to present Imogen's photos as drawings.

    10. Rachel Placchetti on said:

      A good introduction to the life of the groundbreaking photographer, Imogen Cunningham. The text is clear and evocative, yet it is Congdon's illustrations that really make the book stand out. Recommended.

    11. Jason Beyer on said:

      I think it's strange that her black and white photographs are represented by color paintings. Nice in a way but strange. I get the connection with how people said her photographs looked like paintings but not color paintings.

    12. Maija on said:

      This was a photographer who I had never known about. I loved how the story was so simply put together and felt that the illustations were rich and lush. I also like the photo of the photographer with her children in the back of the book and the bio page. I felt it was very informative.

    13. Kris on said:

      I hadn't ever heard of Imogen Cunningham before I read this gorgeously illustrated book, but I will certainly be looking for some of her work now. She is quite impressive, and I'm glad this pretty book introduced me to her.

    14. Ellie on said:

      Beautiful illustrations, however, for a book about a photographer, I was kind of hoping to see some photographs.

    15. Edward Sullivan on said:

      A great introduction to photographer Imogen Cunningham. No source notes.

    16. Maquoketa on said:

      Nice to see a bio on a woman, and one I was not familiar with.

    17. Jacqueline on said:

      I have great respect for this artist who managed to perfectly recreate photographs in art. The story read quickly and kept my interest, this would be a good resource for a grade school report.

    18. Magila on said:

      A very good children's biography on an interesting photographer. A great role model for young girls with good art.

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