Francesca Woodman took her own life in 1981 at the age of 22. Raised in Colorado, laid to rest in New York, she was known for her haunting black and white portraits, of which she was often the subject.
Creating at times surreal, yet honest situations, her portraits feature sharp angles, empty corners, blurry limbs, that are a little chaotic, and maybe neurotic. Creating over 800 images in her short life, Woodman’s work has inspired the likes of Nan Goldin and Cindy Sherman, among others. Since her death, she has had a number of retrospectives, various publications about her work and life, as well as a documentary about her and her family entitled The Woodmans.