Let’s face it, most of us know pretty much nothing at all when it comes to photography. Taking that into account, what are the chances that we know anything about photographers? Yeah, pretty much none. But, being the curious cats that we are, forever seeking to indulge in the snobby world of artsy-fartsy trivia, decided that it’s about time we wrapped our heads around the whole art. So, without further ado, here are some of the photographers that you, and we too, need to know!
In the age of modern conceptual photography, Cindy Sherman reigns supreme. She is one of the most influential artists in the modern age of photography, and her photographs have sold for millions. Sherman’s work explores the nature of contemporary identity and the many aspects and undertones of representation. Sherman specializes in photographic self-portraits in which she depicts herself in various different contexts and as imagined characters meant to exemplify certain attitudes and cultural phenomena.