Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
A World of Art
Biographical Sketch: Lorna Simpson
Lorna Simpson was born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. She was trained at the School of Visual Arts in New York and then at the University of California, San Diego. She began her career as a documentary photographer and, though her work maintains its roots in the documentary photography tradition, addressing themes of cultural, political, and social significance, it has moved farther and farther from photography per se. She is best known for her series of life-size "portraits" of African-American women in which most of the models' facial features "twist" or problematize the image itself. An example is Necklines.