NARRATOR: Curator, Eva Respini.
EVA RESPINI: When Sherman first exhibited these photographs, they were well-received among the critics and the art establishment. However, there were a number of debates on the issue of the victimization of women. Untitled, #93, which shows a blond woman, sweaty, clutching at her sheets, was described by some critics as a woman who looked as if she had been abused. In fact, this was not at all the intention of the artist. These photographs are all untitled for a very good reason; Sherman refuses to give titles to her works because she doesn't want to lay on a narrative.
Sherman has made the viewers complicit in the idea of looking and the idea of photographing. They've come upon this very intimate moment where these women are alone. And since they all seem to be in these vulnerable positions, it really makes us, the viewers, aware that we’re being voyeurs.