Francesca Woodman American Photographer

Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman American photographer (Francesca Woodman) (1958-1981 gg.) Is best known for its black-and-white photographs of himself and models - women who are still attracting new fans. Many of her photographs show young women, naked, smeared with many photographs (due to movement and long exposure time), and often merge with the background model pictures, also many photographs of her face darkened. Years after her suicide at age 22, her photographic works became the subject of much attention, including a large number of exhibitions and book production.
Francesca Woodman was born April 3, 1958 in Denver, Colorado, the son of famous artists, George and Betty Woodman. Her older brother Charles later became a professor of electronic art. Woodman attended public school in Boulder, Colorado, between 1963 and 1971 except for the second course, which she spent in Italy. She began to attend high school in 1972 at a private Academy of Abbott, which was a private school - boarding school in Massachusetts, where she began to develop their photographic skills. Abbot Academy merged with Phillips Academy in 1973 and in 1975 graduated from the public Woodmen Boulder High School. Until 1975, she spent all summer vacation with his family in Italy.

Francesca Woodman American Photographer
Since 1975, Woodmen attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Then she studied in Rome, Italy between 1977 and 1978 for the grant program RISD. As she spoke in Italian, she was able to support the Italian intellectuals and artists. She returned to Rhode Island in late 1978 to complete the RISD. Woodman moved to New York in 1979. After a summer in Stenvude in Washington, she returned to New York. There to "make a career in photography," she sent portfolios of his work, but it is not to no avail. In the summer of 1980 she was an artist in the Colony MakDovell in Peterborough, New Hampshire. At the end of 1980 Woodman was depressed because of work and because of problems in his personal life. January 19, 1981, she committed suicide by jumping from a window in the attic of her home in New York.

Although Woodman used different cameras and film images during his career, most of her photographs was to create a camera Yashica 2-1/4, which her father gave her. Woodman created at least 10,000 negatives, which are now her parents. Woodmen exhibition, which is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery in New York City, consists of more than 800 photographs, of which "only about 120 photographs ever published or displayed before." Many of the photographs of Francesca Woodman do not have names and are known only to the location and date.
Francesca Woodman American Photographer
At RISD Woodmen used a video camera and created a video associated with her photographs in which she was "systematically retouches her own naked body, or, for example, compares his body with images of classical sculpture." Some of these videos were shown in the Helsinki City Art Museum in Finland and the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York in 2004, the Art Fund Cisneros Fontanals in Miami, Florida, in 2005, and Tate Modern in London, England, in 2007 - 2008.

Several exhibitions of Woodmen were organized more in her life, some of which were described as "an alternative exhibition in New York and Rome." Among her major exhibitions have been:

1986-1988 : Francesca Woodman, photographic work.

In 1992-1993 : Francesca Woodman, photographische arbeiten. The exhibition was held in Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland; Westfalischer Kunstverein, Myuster, Germany; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; Suomen Valokuvataiteen Museo SAATIO, Helsinki, Finland; DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany, and Galleri F15 Alby, Moss, Norway.

1998-2002 : Francesca Woodman. Paris, France; Kunstal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Belem, Cultural Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, Photographers Gallery, London, UK; Teklasala Cultural Center, Barcelona, ​​Spain; Charles Sotstsani Gallery, Milan, Italy; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; and Cultural Center Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain.

In addition to the catalog accompanying the exhibition mentioned above, was published a monograph on Francesca Woodman in 2006.