Cindy Sherman - Untitled (From the Bus Riders series), 1976. Photograph on paper
From the Tate Gallery, London:
As is indicated by the title, the characters enacted by Sherman in Bus Riders were based on people she had observed on the bus… The characters in Bus Riders, originating from an ordinary, everyday activity, have an ordinary, everyday appearance. After producing many series of portraits which are far more extreme in their theatricality, Sherman returned to a staging of ‘everyday’ characters with her ‘West’ and ‘East coast’-type women in 2000.