Posted on 15 August 2016
On Tuesday 2 August, the work of internationally acclaimed photographer, Cindy Sherman, was enjoyed by Year 10 and 11 Visual Art students during their excursion to GOMA.
Sherman dresses herself as a particular character and then shoots photographs of herself in carefully composed poses. Recently, she was invited by the house of Chanel to photograph herself in spectacular archival Chanel outfits. The images were taken up by Vogue Magazine, leading to a sell-out issue.
Year 10 students at Ormiston College work with a studio photographer to create their own photographs inspired by Cindy Sherman’s approach. Included is one such work by last year’s Year 10 students. Photography is a focal area of Visual Art, as digital visual communication is a dominate mode in a media-saturated world.
Julianne de Lange