Lucinda Bunnen is an acclaimed photographer whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Based in Atlanta, she was born in Katonah, New York, in 1930.
Bunnen’s work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York City; the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia. Over the course of her career, she has mounted dozens of shows throughout Georgia and the Southeast.
Active in Atlanta’s arts community, Bunnen curated the exhibition Subjective Vision: The Lucinda W. Bunnen Collection of Photographs in 1983 at the High Museum of Art and mounted the solo exhibition Lucinda Bunnen: From Hatcher’s Pond at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in 2010. In 2013 the Atlanta Preservation Center hosted the exhibition Lucinda Bunnen: Georgia Portraits, which displayed portraits of twenty-seven prominent Georgians, including Anne Cox Chambers, Philip Trammell Shutze, Hosea Williams, Robert W. Woodruff, and Jane Hurt Yarn.
Representing the city abroad, she participated in the juried shows Atlanta in France (1985) in Toulouse, France, and Atlanta Artists in Buenos Aries (1989) in Argentina. In 1986 she received a Governor’s Award in the Arts, and in 1999 the Atlanta College of Art mounted a thirty-year retrospective of her work, accompanied by an award-winning exhibition catalog. Bunnen has also cowritten three books, including Movers and Shakers in Georgia (1978).
Bunnen’s photographs 4-Way Trees, Bike Rider, Bubble Mirror Reflection, Lonesome Walk, Mirror Image (1975), The Old Man, and Trees are part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.