I was a photography major at NYU, back in the day, and Cindy Sherman was arguably the photographer of the time, female or otherwise. She still is. No one can argue how important and amazing her work is. I was thrilled to meet her once at an opening & am super thrilled to check out her show at MoMA up thru june 11th. She has the incredible ability to transform herself as the subject of her pieces into a character without help from anyone. No make-up artists, assistants, wardrobe stylists of any kind were used in the making of this art. That's original.