Cindy Sherman was born on January 19th. She is famous for her portrait photographs that raise questions about women's role in society. Sherman is the sitter for her works but they aren't self portraits. Instead, she assumes characters that are so richly developed they are like screenshots of a film.

People think because it's photography it's not worth as much, and because it's a woman artist, you're still not getting as much - there's still definitely that happening. I'm still really competitive when it comes to, I guess, the male painters and male artists. I still think that's really unfair. 
 

-Cindy Sherman