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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Francesca Woodman

Preview: Season 13 | 1m 29s

The Woodmans were a family of well-known artists bonded in their belief that making art was the highest form of expression. For their daughter Francesca - one of the late 20th century's most recognized and influential photographers - fame came only after her suicide at 22. Her family was broken apart by - and in a sense healed by - art.

Aired: 12/22/11

Rating: TV-14

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