There is less than a week left to see a stunning retrospective of works by the late American photographer, Francesca Woodman, at the Guggenheim Museum, in New York City.
Born in 1958, Woodman began photographing at the age of thirteen. A member of a family of artists, she was admitted to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) at seventeen years of age, in 1975, where she produced a remarkable body of work. Spending a year in Rome while a student at RISD followed by her move to New York proved exceptionally inspiring experiences for the young artist.
Woodman’s extremely short life – she committed suicide at the age of twenty two in 1981 – was balanced by a distinctly mature and sophisticated oeuvre which spans predominantly self-portraits and fashion photography. Some 120 vintage print photographs as well as six recently discovered videos comprise this exceptional exhibition that was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Retrospective of Francesca Woodman remains on view until June 13.