Cynthia "Cindy" Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American photographer
and film director, best known for her conceptual
portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship
. Through a number of different series of works, Sherman 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. Her photographs include some of the most expensive photographs ever sold
. Sherman lives and works in New York.
Sherman works in series, typically photographing herself in a range of costumes. To create her photographs, Sherman shoots alone in her studio, assuming multiple roles as author, director, make-up artist, hairstylist, wardrobe mistress—and, of course, model.
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- "I think people are more apt to believe photographs, especially if it’s something fantastic. They’re willing to be more gullible. Sometimes they want fantasy. Even if they know it’s fake they can believe anything. People are accustomed to being told what to believe in." 
- "While I'm working I might feel as tormented as the person I'm portraying."