Less a photobook than an academic thesis, this book explores the highly charged creative period experienced bywhile she lived in Italy.
(b. 1958, Denver, Colorado. Died 1981, New York.)
Much of Francesca Woodman's work was produced while she was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design (1975-1978) and then while working in Rome; New York City; and the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. She had a major posthumous retrospective at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France, which traveled to the following institutions, from 1998 to 2002: Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal; The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Centro Cultural TeclaSala, L'Hospitalet, Barcelona; Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; and PhotoEspana, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid. More recently a retrospective of her work was exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco and traveled to the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2011-2012).