November 6, 2011

Lorna Simpson

Stereo Style (1988)
polaroid prints, plastic plaque
She (1992)
4 polaroid prints, plstic plaque
Easy to Remember (2001)
blanc-and-white film video

Five day Forecast (2005)
blank and white prints, plastic plaques
Waterbearer (1986)
gelatin silver print, vinyl lettering

"Lorna Simpson was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. She was trained at the School of Visual Arts in New York and then at the University of California, San Diego. She began her career as a documentary photographer and, though her work maintains its roots in the documentary photography tradition, addressing themes of cultural, political, and social significance, it has moved farther and farther from photography per se. She is best known for her series of life-size 'portraits' of African-American women in which most of the models' facial features 'twist' or problematize the image itself" (Annenberg Foundation 2011).

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