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Laurie Simmons

Born in 1949, New York City, United States

Lives and works in New York City, United States

Overview

Laurie Simmons is a photographer and filmmaker who unearths cultural restrictions within patriarchal, capitalist society. In the 1970s, Simmons began photographing uncanny domestic scenes of dolls in doll houses. Cropped in a cinematic fashion, the figures would lay bountiful meals on the table or tidy messy interiors, all whilst maintaining perfect hair dos, creaseless dresses and trim figures. Building on Simmons’s own upbringing in post-war suburban America, these stylised images exposed the ...Read more