Francesca Woodman

 

Contemporary Photographers

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If there’s any photographic genre that I think is vastly overrated it’s the female self-portrait. Make no mistake: The human body is one of the most beautiful subjects of photography. And we have every reason in the world to be bored if not fed up with most of those photos of the female nude that are usually done by men. But nude self portraits by (usually) young women… I mean really? Francesca Woodman is a particularly “interesting” example in this category.