Francesca Woodman


Francesca Woodman is a photographer well known for the black and white photographs featuring her. I think Francesca's works are very special, as she seemed to be trying to hide herself, but also show herself very directly at the same time. The photos are mainly taken in a hollow and empty room, and her body and shapes are presented clearly whereas her face is obscured. And meaning in the surroundings, mainly the wall, the lines and scratches are featured through the black and white tone, and the emotion of being lost and desperate has been expressed and emphasized. The shading on her body also has a big impact on the expression of the emotion. The composition of the photos is also very interesting. Woodman never seems to put herself in the middle of the picture, but mostly in the corners, so this arrangement of composition conveyed a sense of space and emptiness.

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