Lorna Simpson Biography

Photographer (1960–)
Lorna Simpson is a photographer whose work explores stereotypes of race and gender, most often with an emphasis on African American women.


Lorna Simpson’s signature technique is photo-text, which involves including brief passages of text superimposed on her photographs, introducing new levels of meaning to the images. Simpson's photography typically explores the perception of African American women in American culture, and in 2007 her work was featured in a 20-year retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Art.

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