Photographer of the Month for December 2021
Cindy Sherman is an American photographer and artist whose work consists primarily of photographic self-portraits, depicting herself in many different contexts and as various imagined characters.She has been hailed as one of the most influential artists in the modern age of photography.
Sherman has two images on the list of The 10 Most Expensive Photographs in the World, including her breakthrough work, Untitled Film Stills, a series of 70 black-and-white photographs of herself evoking typical women roles in performance media.
Her photography often explores contemporary identity and the nature of representation. These are drawn from the unlimited supply of images from TV, magazines, the internet and art history. In 2013 she received an honorary doctorate degree from the Royal College of Art in London.