“Our starting point was to think about the timeless psychic tendencies that pervade the story of photography—voyeurism and exhibitionism—and we made that our jumping off point. It was difficult at first to get into this deeply human understanding of where image-making figures but it led us to making the stakes incredibly personal and focused on the emotional power of photography and its contemporary urgency.”

– Marina Chao, Assistant Curator

Cindy Sherman
Untitled, 1979
Chromogenic print (printed 1989)
International Center of Photography
Gift of Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS