Through The Eyes Of A Ghost…
FRANCESCA WOODMAN
Photography Spotlight

Francesca Woodman was one of the most dynamic photographers of this century. In her short life on this planet of only 22 years, she made a mark on this world like no other. Looking at her work is like listening to Joy Division – it makes you question everything around you, while seeing strength in darkness. Francesca never tried to become an artist; she was born an artist, because this was the only way she knew how to communicate with the world. While she was living, the photography community didn’t get where she was coming from with her sombre and grotesque imagery. It was not until after she took her life in 1981 that people started to realize how special her work was, and now her influence can be seen widely in artistic photography. What draws me to her work is the language of despair that her pictures convey. In 2010, there was a very interesting documentary made about her called The Woodmans. It examined her relationship with her family, who were also artists in their own right, and it is a must-watch for anyone who is an appreciator of her work. Today, CVLT Nation wants to celebrate the creative spirit of Francesca Woodman with a huge photo essay of her pictures.

1-heart-shaped-bricks-ii-greg-allum 2db28b26-1810-4ca3-98ea-cb9e8070848f_g_570 3-francesca-woodman-untitled-1980_ 5c190c32-f92e-43e5-b4ea-daeebde3e884_g_570 5e14b854-0a5a-4ee9-836b-6090304118a5_g_570 5fc0b954-b4eb-4813-b9d8-10f7804b569e_570 5ff7c238-65fa-4547-8d48-130cea765bda_570 6abb0577-586c-492e-9e40-5e0f1576ccf6_570 7a3f9136-40d8-404f-a4ee-e05b2f71c8bd_g_570 8e3be56d-c3bc-4681-ba0b-d79327ce39fb_570 14ed0a28-e38b-494a-a1b0-f420950e00e2_g_570 18c4ea29-1cb4-49e9-98be-78cb68ff59d6_570 22f64294-003b-4871-9c0c-abdf77c1f653_g 29d58bc2-cfb2-4582-b152-e8bd4e0ab4b8_g_570 45ccf6d8-fd71-4425-b6f5-2aac976ece62_570 78f0dc2b-04b0-4f4b-a820-74a9518b052d_570 91b7219f-ba88-4e27-a92f-6669f91bbca0_570 971c5ceb-7cb5-40e8-9b46-6888f107b36e_g_570 035184c3-3815-42dc-a2f4-8fa6fbbeab22_g_570 83530a05-b233-4968-b0e8-b7ae91670158_570 00921067-f751-435e-a1e7-bf8a2b7f88e1_570 7460545d-6e65-4810-b596-3f374ebf90d8_570 9804676b-770b-440d-9d30-f8c9dbaff495_570 1238845934_francesca-woodman-untitled-new-york-1979-p140-web 1239296074_francesca-woodman-from-polka-dots-providence-rhode-island-1976-p025_web_2-jpg 129026304264766823_d2dcac2b-cb41-43c2-b60f-81e7d3a64c59_22907_570 129152861793245398_7a82bf10-82c8-44b7-97ad-67b71e73376f_70906_570 a679bd18-b1d6-4bcb-9fdf-fd7d5ad9d6c8_g_570 a19846d5-6961-4da2-8f81-5dd5da3576ee_g_570 aa0f4d15-39c4-41b9-94ac-1d242b6f9c8b_g_570 af059abf-416d-4edf-964f-8985c1d89064_570 b046b48e-f917-4b83-869e-e8a432759260_570 b24639a6-0219-4969-a92a-0d79ba295a1d_570 bb2b0061-ac1c-4e1f-b43c-e8c66b225bbe_570 c4df7db8-ef81-47ef-b517-42cf17d89df7_570 d3b4e6d7-f512-4c90-839e-f087f31dab0e_g_570 d92ad569-34d2-459e-8111-3b0122099a01_g_570 df071de0-0729-48c5-8aaf-87be0ae276ef_570 e99a9d7a-4cd0-4af7-9eb1-993c3f2641ed_570 ebc94734fd4c eef34a89-1305-4d5d-9b21-358783e94510_570 f304fcfc-b10d-4bb3-8a5e-566cd6f1484e_570 f35203f6-c2d1-4ca1-b268-b1f8d850ccae_570 Francesca_Woodman-12 Francesca_Woodman-15 francesca-woodman-space-2-providence-1977 FW_16_Woodman_Self-portrait-talking-to-Vince_P083-984x1024 FW_UntitledNewYork FW_UntitledProvidence house3 Untitled_From-Angels-Series woodman-5 woodman-house-31 woodman1-1 woodman1 WoodmanFeelseries

Previous post

New DREADLORDS Video
"Dreadlords Cometh" Now Showing

Next post

Anarchists vs. ISIS: The Revolution in Syria Nobody's Talking About

The Author

Sean Reveron

Sean Reveron