Photographer Cindy Sherman has been producing self-portraits since the mid 1970s that deconstruct and play with the idea of identity and photography as a medium of visual representation.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #465, 2008; chromogenic color print; 63 3/4 x 57 1/4″ (161.9 x 145.4 cm); courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York; © 2012 Cindy Sherman


The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has recently announced that beginning July 14, a retrospective exhibition collecting together her world-renown body of work will go on display.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96, 1981; chromogenic color print; 24 x 47 15/16″ (61 x 121.9 cm); The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Carl D. Lobell; © 2012 Cindy Sherman ncisco Museum of Modern Art


Over the years, Sherman has donned numerous disguises and adopted various personas to mimic what we see in our daily encounters with media in contemporary reality and make strange what society may see as being normal.

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21. 1978; gelatin silver print; 7 1/2 x 9 1/2″ (19.1 x 24.1 cm); The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Horace W. Goldsmith Fund through Robert B. Menschel; © 2012 Cindy Sherman


This preeminent collection of postmodern photography will be on display at SF MOMA from July 14 through October 7, 2012.