In 1977 Francesca Woodman arrived in Rome to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) overseas study program at Palazzo Cenci, following a tradition that dated back to the Grand Tour. RISD, located in Providence, is one of the greatest art school in the US. Aaron Siskind was among her professors and there she became passionate about the work of Man Ray, Duane Michals, and Weegee and there took many of her photographs.
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