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Lorna Simpson
Lorna Simpson (born in 1960) is an African-American photographer and multimedia artist who reached acclaim in the '80s and '90s thanks to her photocollages and  photo-text installations. Her work touches on sex, violence, race, history, and identity, holding up a mirror to society.

For example, one of her most iconic works feature circular photographs of a black woman's smile and collarbone, with a range of phrases running next to the photo. The words are "ring, surround, lasso, noose, eye, areola, halo, cuffs, collar, loop” followed by a red plaque that reads "feel the ground sliding from under you," suggesting lynching. The image of the woman is serene and elegant, contrasting against the violent words.