Rondal Partridge's photography spans almost eight decades. Even as a young child he was fascinated with cameras and the darkroom, and was soon rocking the developing trays in the darkroom of his mother, Imogen Cunningham.  At seventeen, she sent him to apprentice with two family friends, Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. By the early 1930s, he was pursuing his own photographic passions.