Donigan Cumming

Pretty Ribbons

Hans-Michael Herzog: The Body: Donigan Cumming:

“Nettie Harris, Cumming's female protagonist, a former journalist and actress who died in Montreal at eighty-one in the autumn of 1993, was not only decisively responsible for the way her body was -- she also declared herself agreeable to presenting it in public; marked by life, and in all its intimacy.”

Hans-Michael Herzog, Serious Play:

“There are only a very few pictures in the history of photography capable of etching themselves in the viewer’s memory so deeply as that of Nettie standing with her panty hose hanging from mid-thigh in front of her open, full refrigerator.”

Les rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France - 1994
Une prière pour Nettie, Galerie Pons, Paris, France - 1995
The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - 1997