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Cindy Sherman
1954–

Introduction

Cynthia Morris Sherman (born 1954) is an American artist whose work consists primarily of photographic self-portraits, depicting herself in many different contexts and as various imagined characters.

Her breakthrough work is often considered to be the collected Untitled Film Stills, a series of 70 black-and-white photographs of herself evoking typical female roles in performance media (especially arthouse films and popular B-movies). In the 1980s, she used color film and large prints, and focused more on costume, lighting and facial expression.

Wikidata identifier

Q229455

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Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, cinematographer, photographer

ULAN identifier

500104869

Names

Cindy Sherman

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