This afternoon I had the pleasure of visiting the MoMA to see the Cindy Sherman exhibit. Sherman has always been known as a pioneer in the photography world, as well as breaking boundaries for women looking to pursue this field. And if you’re familiar with Sherman’s work, you understand her creativity and idea behind her photos. Down right brilliant.
So the exhibit was a collection of numerous photos from Sherman in which she shot different aspects of women, their portrayal in our society, and how we each personally view them.
Instead of just taking simple, self portrait shots, Sherman goes to where the mind hasn’t before. She will portray a particular occupation/ stereotype of a woman and transform herself into them completely.
The portrayal of women shown by Sherman really makes you think; of what is real and what we as a society see each other, women, as.
Personally, Cindy Sherman has been such an inspiration for my passion and persistence in this field. Upon stumbling onto her work, her Untitled series gave me the inspiration to shoot the way I shoot. The creativity she attains is mindblowing, almost unrealistic in a way, and she is such an inspiration.
I can only think of a few words to sum up the entire exhibit. As quoted by my friend, hannah, who accompanied me: “When I say something is weird, its weird. But when its really really weird, its going to be called Cindy Sherman weird.”
I encourage you to definitely check it out if you can because this exhibit blows minds and the concept is down right genius.