Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman (April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981) was an American photographer best known for her black and white pictures featuring herself and 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 committed suicide at the age of 22.

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Francesca Woodman - Influences
... critics and historians have written that Woodman was influenced by the following literary genre, myth, artistic movement, and photographers Gothic fiction ... and Daphne, as evidenced by photographs in which Woodman is entangled in tree roots or wears birch bark on her arms. 19) For example, Woodman "followed the movement's tradition of not explaining work" and demonstrated a "desire to crack the code of appearances."(p ...

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