L to R: Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Il Penseroso,” 1865, 252 x 202 mm. Albumen print. The Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Self-Portrait on That Same Day,” c. 1977, 5 5/16 x 5 1/4 in. Gelatin silver print. / Images 2-7: Installation views, “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In,” Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain, 2024. Images courtesy Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. Photo: Miguel Lorenzo / Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Marie Spartali,” 1870, 362 x 267 mm. Albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Space²," from the “Space²“ series, 5 11/16 x 5 11/16 in. Gelatin silver print. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / VEGAP, Madrid.
Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Il Penseroso,” 1865, 252 x 202 mm. Albumen print. The Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Self-Portrait on That Same Day,” c. 1977, 5 5/16 x 5 1/4 in. (13.50 x 13.34 cm). Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / VEGAP, Madrid.
NOW ON VIEW: “Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In” in Spain
"Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In" is currently on view in Spain through October 20.
Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In, installation view. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo: David Parry.
"Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron" in "4Columns," May 31
Read Emily LaBarge's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on 4Columns.
Installation view of Francesca Woodman’s Caryatid series at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 2024. Photograph by David Parry.
"An Unexpected Pairing of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron" in "Aperture," May 16
Read Stephen Frailey's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on Aperture.
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, c. 1977–78. Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
"Photography’s Shooting Star" in "Air Mail," March 16
Read Sarah Hyde's feature on Francesca Woodman and exhibitions Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery & Francesca Woodman at Gagosian on Air Mail.
Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. "I Wait (Rachel Gurney)," 1872. Albumen print. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles / Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," from the "Angels" series, 1977, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (8.255 x 8.255 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
"The dreamlike visions of Julia Margaret Cameron and Francesca Woodman" in Apollo Magazine, April 5
Read Sarah Watling's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on Apollo Magazine.
Pair: Francesca Woodman. "Untitled," 1979, 7 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (18.6 x 24 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London / Julia Margaret Cameron. "The Dream (Mary Hillier)," 1869. Courtesy of the Wilson Centre for Photography.
"Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron at the NPG review: hundreds of unforgettable, magnificent images" in "The Standard," March 19
Read Ben Luke's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on The Standard.
Pair: Francesca Woodman. "These People Live in That Door," c 1976-77. Gelatin silver print. / Francesca Woodman, "Polka Dots #5," from the "Polka Dots" series, 1976. Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London
"Step into Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron's dreamy photographs in London" in "Wallpaper*," April 26
Read Katie Tobin's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on Wallpaper*.
Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. "The South West Wind," 1864. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. / Francesca Woodman, "House #3," from the "House" series, 1976 © Woodman Family Foundation/DACS, London.
"Two Visionary Women Photographers Collide in Unexpected Museum Showcase" in "Artnet," May 3
Read Jo Lawson-Tancred's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on Artnet.
L to R: Brooke Holmes, WFF Collections Curator Katarina Jerinic, and WFF Executive Director Lissa McClure in conversation on Francesca Woodman, Gagosian, New York.
In conversation: Brooke Holmes, Katarina Jerinic, and Lissa McClure on Francesca Woodman
Join Brooke Holmes, professor of Classics at Princeton University, and Lissa McClure and Katarina Jerinic, executive director and collections curator, respectively, at the Woodman Family Foundation as they discuss Francesca Woodman’s preoccupation with classical themes and archetypes, her exploration of the body as sculpture, and her development of photography’s capacity to invest representation with allegory and metaphor.
Pair: Francesca Woodman. "Self-Portrait at Thirteen," c. 1972, 6 3/4 x 6 11/16 in. (17.145 x 16.988 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London. / Julia Margaret Cameron. "Annie (My very first success in Photography)," 1864 © National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library.
"Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In by Isabelle Young" on "Doris Press," April 23
Read Isabelle Young's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on Doris Press.