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.
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.
"Portraits to Dream In is more than token feminism – it’s heaven" in "The i Paper," March 21
Read Hettie Judah's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on The i Paper.
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.
"Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: fascinating exchanges between two photographers a century apart" in "The Telegraph," March 20
Read Alastair Sooke's review of Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In at the National Portrait Gallery on The Telegraph.
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.
"Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In review – an intriguing double act" in "The Guardian," March 24
Read Sean O'Hagan's review of "Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In" at the National Portrait Gallery on "The Guardian."
Installation views of "Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In," National Portrait Gallery, London, 2024. Images courtesy and copyright National Portrait Gallery.
CLOSING Sunday, June 16: "Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In," National Portrait Gallery, 2024
It’s your last chance to see “Portraits to Dream In,” beautifully installed to recall the period from cool, blue dusk to warm, rosy dawn and reflect what curator Magdalene Keaney describes as “the dream space” shared by both Woodman's and Cameron’s photographs.
L to R: Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 6 3/16 x 9 in. (15.718 x 22.86 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Iolande and Floss,” c. 1864, 250 x 208 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1979, 7 7/16 x 7 7/16 in. (18.893 x 18.893 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Salutation,” 1864, 216 x 178 mm. Albumen print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 7 1/2 x 7 3/16 in. (19.05 x 18.258 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Double Star,” 1864, 253 x 200 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 3 15/16 x 9 1/2 in. (10.003 x 24.13 cm). Gelatin silver print / Pair: Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80 / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Sisters,” 1873 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 5 x 3 15/16 in. (12.7 x 10 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “The Sisters,” 1873, 356 x 293 mm. Albumen print. Wilson Centre for Photography. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1979-80, 6 3/16 x 9 in. (15.718 x 22.86 cm). Gelatin silver print © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Doubling. "Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In," National Portrait Gallery, 2024
Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron frequently used doubling in their photographs.
L to R: Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Julia Jackson,” 1867 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1977 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1977, 92 x 92 mm. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy Sabina Mirri / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Julia Jackson,” 1867, 344 x 263 mm. Albumen print. National Portrait Gallery, London / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 5 3/8 x 5 7/16 in. (13.653 x 13.813 cm). Gelatin silver print / Julia Margaret Cameron. “My Favorite Picture of all My Works (Julia Jackson),” 1867, 292 x 243 mm. Albumen print. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1977-78, 9 3/16 x 9 1/16 in. (23.338 x 23.02 cm). Gelatin silver print / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” c. 1976-77, 233 x 230 mm. Gelatin silver print. Tate / Julia Margaret Cameron. “[Annie Chinery Cameron],” 1869-70, 345 x 243 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Julia Margaret Cameron. “Zuleika,” 1871, 341 x 260 mm. Albumen print. Victoria and Albert Museum / Francesca Woodman. “Lucy With Goose” or “Leda and Swan,” 1978, 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (13.653 x 13.653 cm). Gelatin silver print. All Francesca Woodman artworks © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Pair: Julia Margaret Cameron. “Julia Jackson,” 1867 / Francesca Woodman. “Untitled,” 1977. Francesca Woodman artwork © Woodman Family Foundation / DACS, London.
Muses. "Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream In," National Portrait Gallery, 2024
Julia Margaret Cameron is well-known for her portraits of others, often poetically staged allegories. While Francesca Woodman’s work is widely assumed to be self-portraiture, she, like Cameron, worked within a circle of friends and contemporaries who often posed for her.
Francesca Woodman. "From Space²" or "Space²," from the "Space²" series, 1976, 5 ⅜ × 5 ⅜ inches (13.7 × 13.5 cm). Gelatin silver print. © Woodman Family Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Interview with Corey Keller by Putri Tan in "Gagosian Quarterly," Spring 2024
Read Putri Tan's interview with Corey Keller in "Gagosian Quarterly," Spring 2024.