Photographer whose work questions gender norms and cultural assumptions
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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Photographer and Film Director
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.