Francesca Woodman

1958–1981

Francesca Woodman, ‘Providence, Rhode Island, 1976’ 1976
Providence, Rhode Island, 1976 1976
© Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman
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Francesca Woodman, ‘Eel Series, Roma, May 1977 - August 1978’ 1977–8
Francesca Woodman
Eel Series, Roma, May 1977 - August 1978 1977–8
© Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman

Francesca Stern Woodman (April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring either herself or female models. Many of her photographs show young women who are nude, blurred (due to movement and long exposure times), merging with their surroundings, or whose faces are obscured. Her work continues to be the subject of much critical acclaim and attention, years after she died by suicide at the age of 22, in 1981.

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