Cindy Sherman (b. 1954, United States) is among the prominent American photographers of our times. In her works Sherman captures herself in different disguises and situations which intensify and at times ridicule the way in which women are represented in art, cinema and television. In 1980 Sherman began her photographic series Film Stills, in which she depicted cinema type scenes casting herself as the main protagonist. In later series of works Sherman donned figures of women from the history of Western art and culture; images of women representing different classes of American society; and portraits with amputated female mannequins and sex dolls. Sherman critique of the establishment generated a change in general cultural consciousness, and placed her firmly in the Western artistic canon.
Related exhibition: The Towering Inferno