"Young Man (Unnamed)" (1987)

"Young Man (Unnamed)," 1987
Cibachrome print, 35 x 25 inches.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York.

"The ventriloquist dummies came out of a time when I was tired of photographing dolls and female characters and I wanted to introduce a male character. Of course I didn’t want to use a real human male because that’s not what I do. And I tried to think of the way that men have been portrayed. Store mannequins didn’t interest me. And then I thought about ventriloquists and dummies."

- Laurie Simmons