Cindy Sherman

Masquerading as a myriad of characters, Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954) invents personas and tableaus that examine the construction of identity, the nature of representation, and the artifice of photography. To create her images, she assumes the multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, and stylist. Whether portraying a career girl, a blond bombshell, a fashion victim, a clown, or a society lady of a certain age, for over thirty-five years this relentlessly adventurous artist has created an eloquent and provocative body of work that resonates deeply in our visual culture.

This exhibition surveys Sherman’s career, from her early experiments as a student in Buffalo in the mid-1970s to a recent large-scale photographic mural, presented here for the first time in the United States. Included are some of the artist’s groundbreaking works—the complete “Untitled Film Stills” (1977–80) and centerfolds (1981), plus the celebrated history portraits (1988–90)—and examples from her most important series, from her fashion work of the early 1980s to the break-through sex pictures of 1992 to her monumental 2008 society portraits.

Sherman works in series, and each of her bodies of work is self-contained and internally coherent; yet there are themes that have recurred throughout her career. The exhibition showcases the artist’s individual series and also presents works grouped thematically around such common threads as cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tales; and gender and class identity.

About the exhibition:

My fav Cindy’s work video:

Ref: Moma

What to post:

Please select one of the photographers listed below. Examine their professional contribution to photography


  1. Robyn Beeche
  2. David LaChapelle
  3. Mario Testino
  4. Steven Meisel
  5. Patrick Demarchelier
  6. George Hoyningen-Huene
  7. Herbert Ritts
  8. Cecil Beaton
  9. Louise Dahl-Wolfe
  10. Helmut Newton
  11. Richard Avedon
  12. Horst P. Horst
  13. Sean Ellis
  14. Robert Asterly Sparke
  15. Donald McPherson
  16. Richard Burbridge
  17. Rankin


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