The photographer I chose was Lorna Simpson. She is considered the most acclaimed artist of her generation. She was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960 and attended High School Art of Design and the School of Visual Arts.
After earning her BFA, she traveled Europe and Africa, shaping her skills for her photography. She wanted to reach the viewer in ways that was not done before, therefore she earned her Master’s of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California in 1985.
She developed a signature stye called “photo-text”, in which graphic text is inserted into studio-like portraiture, bringing new conceptual meaning into the works.
Through the 1980’s and 90s, she worked on solo work all over the nation. She was awarded such merits as the 1985 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the 1989 Artists’ Space Board of Directors, the 1990 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation,. 1994 Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work, College Art Association, and 2014 Shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 for her self-titled exhibition in Paris.