Cindy Sherman
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Cindy Sherman (born 1954) is an American photographer, best known for her conceptual self-portraits. She has sought to raise challenging and important questions about the role and representation of women in society, the media and the nature of the creation of art. For her landmark photo series, “Untitled Film Stills”(1977–1980), Sherman appeared as a starlet cast in a generic B-movie. Although Sherman does not consider her work feminist many of her photo-series, like the 1981 “Centerfolds”, call attention to the stereotyping of women in films and other media. In “Fairy Tales” (1985), and “Disasters” (1986–1989), Sherman used prostheses and mannequins. Her latest 2008 series “Untitled Society Portraits” are not based on specific women, but the artist has made them look entirely familiar in their struggle with the standards of beauty that prevail in a youth- and status-obsessed culture.

Artist images


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Artist external links



http://www.cindysherman.com/
http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2012/cindysherman/
http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/cindy-sherman

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