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Cindy Sherman snippet
In 1989 Sherman produced the Sex series. These photographs featured pieced-together medical dummies in flagrante delicto. Like much of Sherman's work, many critics find the series both disturbing and funny.
Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman (born Glen Ridge, New Jersey January 19, 1954) is an American photographer and film director known for her conceptual self portraits. Sherman currently works in New York.
Sherman works in series, typically photographing herself in a range of costumes. For example, Sherman appeared as B-movie and European art film actresses in her landmark 69 photograph series, the Complete Untitled Film Stills, (1977-1980). Sherman's recent series, dated 2003, features her as clowns. 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, television and magazines.
In response to cuts to NEA funding and attempts to censor photographers Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano, in 1989 Sherman produced the Sex series. These photographs featured pieced-together medical dummies in flagrante delicto. Like much of Sherman's work, many critics find the series both disturbing and funny.