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Cheryl Dunn is a filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. Her work is influenced by alternative urban and youth culture, documenting skaters, the homeless, musicians, graffiti, artists and their processes. Dunn graduated with a degree in Art History from Rutgers University, traveled throughout Europe and lived in Milan. After photographing extensively for two years, Dunn returned to New York City, where she photographed for the magazines Spin, Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Dazed and Confused, and worked on advertising campaigns for Levis, Converse, Puma, and Dr.Pepper.
Total Books: 3
In the mid 1990s, Dunn became interested in filmmaking. Her first film, Sped (1997), is about young skateboarders and graffiti artists. Produced originally as a promotional film for a snowboard company, the film was featured in film festivals worldwide. Her second film, Backworlds for Words (1999), documents a skateboard ballet by artist and professional skateboarder Mark Gonzales, viewed at the Stadtisches Museum in Monchengladbach, Germany.
In 2000, Dunn's photographs were exhibited in the Widely Unknown show at Deitch Projects.. Dunn took part in work for a traveling museum show that became a book and a documentary film, titled "Beautiful Losers". Her film contribution to this show was called Come Mute, about a young New Jersey girl who seeks to bring creativity to her working class life. In 2005, her film Bicycle Gangs of NY was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.