An intimate mode of looking

Francesca Woodman's photographs

Jane Simon*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This essay considers the intimacy between Francesca's Woodman's self representation and her exploration of the photographic medium. I argue that the small scale of Woodman's photographs, combined with their examination of the workings of photography via a picturing of the self, works to produce an intimate experience between viewer and photograph.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalEmotion, Space and Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Francesca Woodman
  • Intimacy
  • Looking
  • Photography
  • Visual culture

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