Cheryl Dunn 1

Cheryl Dunn is a New York based photographer and filmmaker. After traveling Europe in her twenties, she returned to new York to pursue photography… shooting for magazines such as Spin, Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and Dazed and Confused. In the mid-1990s, Dunn began to focus much more on filmmaking. Her first film Sped (1997), was created as a series of vignettes on young artists from the skateboarding world. Her second film, Backworlds for Words (1999), is a documentation of a skateboard ballet, choreographed and performed by professional skateboarder/artist Mark Gonzales. Her recent film Creative Life Store, documents a group of artists (some of whom appear in Beautiful Losers) as they negotiate a cash-injected media frenzy in Tokyo. Dunn was awarded a residency at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio in 2002.