Cindy Sherman

Born Cynthia Morris Sherman on January 19, 1954, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman is an American artist highly regarded as an important figure in the so-called Pictures Generation. Her works chiefly comprise self-portrait photographs showcasing herself in a variety of contexts.

Sherman started with surrealist painting before switching to photography in the late 1970s. Her works often explore a raft of cultural constructions associated with female gender roles. With her artworks, she seeks to highlight the widespread and often adverse influence of mass media over collective and individual identities.

Cindy Sherman - Untitled Film Still #43, 1979 feat

Cindy Sherman’s Untitled film stills – Her groundbreaking self portraits

Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey. She grew up in Long Beach, immersed in the television and film culture of the era. This period was shaped by nuclear war worries, capitalism, and the growing blitz of images selling all sorts of commercial products, including cigarettes, washing machines, bras, cars, and so on. …

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