Remembering Francesca Woodman

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If there is only one thing that you take from this post, I hope it is a recommendation to watch a documentary film, The Woodmans, which is being broadcast in the US on PBS (in most markets, on December 22).  I have not yet seen this documentary, but I know something about the underlying story, and I must say that it is a remarkable story.

Francesca Woodman was a brilliant photographer, born into a family of artists, who committed suicide at age 22.  Her work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions (a current exhibition is taking place at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.)  She has now been the subject of seven major retrospective catalogues of her work:

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