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Francesca Woodman

I was a late-comer to Francesca Woodman‘s pictures but liked them right away. That was around 2003, and Woodman’s surrealism provided me with a lyrical counterpart to René Magritte’s poetically banal imagery. Wrong-headed, probably, but I seem to respond to the vaguely familiar at least as often as I do to the totally new. Reading a new book […]

Francesca Woodman

Detroit: 138 Square Miles

  An image from Julia Reyes Taubman’s book, ‘Detroit: 138 Square Miles’ Ever discover what you want to write about something, after reading what someone else wrote about something else? Happens to me all the time—most recently, when I read an article from The Guardian that Rainey posted on facebook. It was written by Alain […]

Detroit: 138 Square Miles