Imogen and Twinka at Yosemite is a photograph by Judy Dater. It is considered Dater's most popular photograph and according to the photographer, was inspired by Thomas Hart Benton's painting Persephone , which portrays a voyeur observing a nude woman reclining against a tree, who had been bathing in a stream. Dater had been familiar with Benton's Persephone painting and its theme of voyeurism since her childhood, and it inspired her to attempt several earlier photos based on that theme.
I have an interview with Twinka posted here. Readers interested in Twinka might wish to read a review of her new book, What Doncha Know? About Henry Miller. The review can be found here. The place was Yosemite, California, , and Imogen Cunningham was lecturing a class on nude photography. Judy Dater was in attendance. Dater, who was already an accomplished photographer, saw her chance and snapped a picture of Imogen and her model, Twinka Thiebaud pronounced Tee-bo. The result was extraordinary — only poorly reproduced here. Edit: Twinka herself gives quite a different account of the day in a comment below on this post. The above reproduction is a poor one — albeit the best I could find on the net — that fails to show how crisp the details are in other reproductions of Imogen and Twinka.
Twinka Thiebaud December 9, , is an American model who posed for many of the most important photographers of the 20th century. A photograph depicting Thiebaud, " Imogen and Twinka at Yosemite " by Judy Dater , is considered among the most iconic photos in art history,  and was the first adult full frontal nude photograph published in Life magazine. Another photo of Thiebaud by Dater is included in The Woman's Eye ,  a book devoted to women photographers, and also served as the cover image. Twinka is the daughter of the American painter, Wayne Thiebaud and his wife Patricia Thiebaud, wed in
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