Known for pioneering the "fabricated photographs" movement in the late 1970s, Jo Ann Callis has spent the last several decades exploring unique approaches to photography, sculpture, painting, and digital imagery. A 2009 retrospective of her work include never-before-seen images from a mid-1970s investigation of the nude body and sexuality.
"For her, photography is another studio tool to be used, along with the sets she creates and the models she directs, to render the sensual tones and textures of fabric and food, or to animate clay figures of her own making. The persistent inventiveness of Callis's work has made her a force in Southern California art and in recent photographic practice." —From a 2009 retrospective at The Getty.