Born: 1954 (New Jersey, USA)

A master of disguise, photographer Cindy Sherman has spent 30 years turning the camera on herself, to create an infinite catalogue of elaborate and often grotesque incarnations of (predominantly) female stereotypes. The result is both an analysis of individual identity and a questioning of the role of women and social stereotypes in Western society.

This retrospective chronicles the stages and many facets of Sherman's photographic oeuvres, from her seminal debut collection 'Untitled Film Stills,' based on Hollywood's cult 'B' movie classics, to the eerie 'Clowns' series of 2003. Although there's a hauntingly dark side to her faux subjects, there is also a belying sense of humanity and humor that has deservedly earned her the reputation as one of the most influential photographers alive today.