Although it was said she focused more on the darkroom process, the compositions were still notable. This composition is good because it fills the space nicely. It also has a good range of black, greys, and white.
|Magnolia Blossom, 1924|
This portrait is successful for several reasons. Cunningham used side lighting to illuminate one side of her face. This gives her a sort of mysterious look. In addition, the black background draws the focus entirely to her, which is the point of portraiture. The details of her jewelry and clothing are not lost.
|Frida Kahlo, 1931|