Meet Cindy Sherman
Artist, Photographer, Chameleon
How does someone become a ground-breaking artist?
Does it start when you're very little and discover that you like to play dress up? Does it happen when you're ten years old and someone gives you a Polaroid camera for Christmas? Maybe it begins in college, when you're finally on your own to discover the world as you see it for the first time.
Looking at the life of legendary photographer Cindy Sherman, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan have created an unconventional biography, that much like Cindy Sherman's famous photographs, has something a little more meaningful under the surface. Infusing the narrative with Sherman's photographs, as well as children's first impressions of the photographs, this is a biography that goes beyond birth, middle age, and later life. It's a look at how we look at art.
Praise For Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon…
"This masterfully executed biography of a fascinating working artist, written in a tone ideal for its target audience, will be invaluable for libraries hoping to enliven their arts collections."—Booklist, starred review
"This fascinating investigation of a significant U.S. artist will prompt endless discussions on art history, photography, pop culture, gender roles, and even selfies. A title not to be missed."—School Library Journal, starred review
"An excellent, eye-opening exploration perfectly pitched to its audience."—Kirkus, starred review
"An engrossing examination."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"In this era of Snapchat and Instagram selfies, Sherman’s explorations of identity and perception are perhaps more resonant now than ever, and Greenberg and Jordan distill the ideas lucidly for young readers."—Horn Book, starred Review
Roaring Brook Press, 9781626725201, 64pp.
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
About the Author
Sandra Jordan is one of America’s most prominent writers about art and artists for young readers. Sandra Jordan lives in New York, New York.
Her art-related books co-written with Jan Greenberg include Action Jackson (a Sibert Honor Book), as well as books on Van Gogh, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close.
Jan Greenberg is one of America’s most prominent writers about art and artists for young readers. Jan Greenberg lives in St. Louis. Her art-related books co-written with Sandra Jordan include Action Jackson (a Sibert Honor Book), as well as books on Van Gogh, Frank O. Gehry, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close.