Francesca Woodman ‘On Being an Angel’
The stunning exhibition, Francesca Woodman ‘On Being an Angel’, curated by Ana Tellgren, photography curator at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweeden, has made its way to The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, France. A dazzling collection of hundreds of prints, video and documents, this part of the exhibition’s European tour will run until July 31, 2016.
Francesca Woodman is a tragic hero of photography who despite her premature passing at the tender age of twenty-two, left behind an incredible portfolio of work that is now celebrated. With influences ranging from Symbolism to Surrealism, her images tell a tale of constant self exploration and a deeply intimate photography style. Woodman’s photography has a progressive feminine narrative that often hints at her struggle with depression and feelings of isolation through eerie monochrome self-portraits.
Regarded as a defining voice of her generation, Woodman was raised in an highly artistic family in Colorado where she began experimenting with photography at just thirteen years old when she received a camera from her father. Her teenage years saw her complete the main body of work which is now revered and often sees Woodman regarded as the Sylvia Plath of photography for her progressive cultural attitude and the workings of her art.