Headlights in the Dark

A photo blog for the next 10 weeks

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Nan Goldin was born in 1953 in Washington D.C.. Some of her first work explored the homosexual and transgender communities. Later, she documented the music scene and the hard drug subculture. She also features women in positive light, as well as marginalized subcultures. Her work uses available lighting and seem to be candid and unplanned. 

Nan Goldin was born in 1953 in Washington D.C.. Some of her first work explored the homosexual and transgender communities. Later, she documented the music scene and the hard drug subculture. She also features women in positive light, as well as marginalized subcultures. Her work uses available lighting and seem to be candid and unplanned. 

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Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962. He is an American photographer mostly known for his staged photos of American homes and lives. While his work takes place in small towns, his work is described as cinematic and dramatic. They often feature surreal or disturbing events. He is now a professor at Yale University of Arts.

Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962. He is an American photographer mostly known for his staged photos of American homes and lives. While his work takes place in small towns, his work is described as cinematic and dramatic. They often feature surreal or disturbing events. He is now a professor at Yale University of Arts.

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Sally Mann was born in 1951. Her work is very well-known in the art industry. Her first photos were of her family and children. Their portraits were unconventional, intimate, and beautiful. Later in her career, Mann explored deeper ideas of death and decay that were not as widely accepted. Eventually, these photos gained their own reputation and became respected contributions to photography. 

Sally Mann was born in 1951. Her work is very well-known in the art industry. Her first photos were of her family and children. Their portraits were unconventional, intimate, and beautiful. Later in her career, Mann explored deeper ideas of death and decay that were not as widely accepted. Eventually, these photos gained their own reputation and became respected contributions to photography. 

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Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey. Through her photographs, Sherman attempts to rise questions regarding the roles of women in society. Her conceptual portraits are her most well-known. To create her different series, she dresses in different costumes with elaborate set ups in order to create a message in a portrait. 

Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey. Through her photographs, Sherman attempts to rise questions regarding the roles of women in society. Her conceptual portraits are her most well-known. To create her different series, she dresses in different costumes with elaborate set ups in order to create a message in a portrait. 

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Francesca Woodman was born in 1958 and died in 1981. Her work mainly concerns the female body, exploring its form and function through black and white photography. Most of her prints were in 8x10 format in order to create a more intimate viewing experience. She became depressed due to her work and a broken relationship, and committed suicide at the age of 22. 

Francesca Woodman was born in 1958 and died in 1981. Her work mainly concerns the female body, exploring its form and function through black and white photography. Most of her prints were in 8x10 format in order to create a more intimate viewing experience. She became depressed due to her work and a broken relationship, and committed suicide at the age of 22. 

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