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 positive critical attention, years after she died by suicide at the age of 22, in 1981.
Artist as subject
Tate EtcFrancesca Woodman's ghostly photographs show her on the verge of disappearance
Look CloserDiscover the ideas and inspiration behind Francesca Woodman’s haunting photographic self-portraits
Tate EtcGetting under the skin of Dorothea Tanning's enigmatic painting, A Mi-Voix 1958