Imogen was born in Portland, Oregon in 1883 and later moved to Washington with her family. She was one of ten children but she is said to have been her father's favorite. She attended the University of Washington and later she joined a group of photographers with Ansel Adams.
I find this photograph extremely interesting. I can't help but think that this is a photo taken from the future looking at a woman from a current generation in the future. When I see that this image was taken in the 1970s I am amazed. It makes me wonder what this woman did for a living or how she got all her tattoos. I also think it's interesting how the woman is sitting and positioned; she is in a way just nonchalantly showing off her tattoos, not embarrassed but not proud either.