Cindy Sherman was born January 19, 1954, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. In 1977 she began work on Untitled Film Stills, one of her best-known series. Her black-and-white photographs challenged cultural stereotypes supported by the media. In the 1980s she used color film, large prints, and focused more on lighting and facial expression. She returned to ironic commentary in the 1990s.
Cindy Sherman is known for her elaborately “disguised” self-portraits that comment on social role-playing and sexual stereotypes.