Francesca Woodman

1958–1981

Francesca Woodman, ‘Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island’ 1976
Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island 1976
© and courtesy Charles Woodman / Estate of Francesca Woodman and DACS, 2019
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Biography

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 women, naked or clothed, 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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  • ARTIST ROOMS: Francesca Woodman

    American photographer Francesca Woodman has eighteen rare vintage black and white photographs in the ARTIST ROOMS display, from a collection ...

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