American photographer. Studied at Buffalo State College between 1972 and 1976, directing her interest towards photography which she considered as an appropriate means of expression for a society dominated by means of communication. Her photographs are portraits of herself in various settings and according to various female stereotypes. There is a panoply of characters and stagings whose sources are taken from popular culture: old films, soap operas and sensational magazines. With her series from the 80s, Film Stills, Sherman rapidly occupied a featured place in the world of international art. Although these works are imbued with strong feelings of introspection and provocative sensuality, the photographs that mark the end of the decade have elements of horror and decadence. At the beginning of the 90s, she created a kind of caricature of historical characters portrayed in a series entitled, History Portraits. This was followed by series related with sex, horror and monstrous figures. Her work has been included in the same category as that of Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo and Richard Prince. Some of her works are part of the collections at the Tate Gallery in London, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington and the New York museums MoMA, Metropolitan and Brooklyn.