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“American artist Francesca Woodman committed suicide in 1981 at the young age of 22, adding to her rock star allure, but her impressive repertoire – 800 black and white photographs, and some 10,000 negatives – speaks for itself.”

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“Made up mostly of self portraits staged in dilapidated buildings and painstakingly shot using long exposure, each blurred image is provocative yet hauntingly beautiful, overturning perceptions of traditional portraiture and how the female form is portrayed in art. I also love how each work quietly draws in the viewer, and forces one to contemplate the passing of time, a refreshing perspective in this digital, Snapchat-obsessed age.”

 

An adapted version first appeared in Female’s September issue 2016. 

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