Cindy Sherman

Title

Cindy Sherman

Subject

Photography

Description

Photographer whose work questions gender norms and cultural assumptions

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image Source: http://gawker.com/550940/cindy-sherman

Birth Date

1954

Birthplace

Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Occupation

Photographer and Film Director

Biographical Text

Sherman is an American photographer who began studying photography while at the University College of Buffalo in New York. Sherman has played with revered images in order to challenge popular culture and the power of mass media. She challenges assumptions about the role of women in society and her work raises important questions. Some of her most famous works include photographs of herself as characters from “B” movies as well as photographs of herself imitating paintings from the Old Masters, including works of Caravaggio.

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Date Added
June 8, 2014
Collection
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Cindy Sherman,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 18, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/13.