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from This American Life
"Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists in the contemporary art world, Sherman has presented a sustained, eloquent and provocative exploration of the construction of contemporary identity drawn from the unlimited supply of images from movies, TV, magazines, the Internet, and art history. Working as her own model for more than 30 years, she has captured herself in a range of guises and personas which are at turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. To create her photographs, she assumes multiple roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, stylist and wardrobe mistress and has hitherto deftly altered her physique and surroundings to create a myriad of intriguing tableaus and characters from siren to clown to aging socialite." -source is Trendspot.com
Link here to see more of Cindy Sherman's work on her website.