American, b. 1966, Tappan, NJ, based in New York City
Interview conducted in New York City NY on July 14, 2005 for the 2008 documentary film Beautiful Losers.
Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer. After moving to New York City in the mid 1980’s, she spent a large part of her career documenting city streets and the people who strive to leave their mark there: graffiti writers, artists, skaters, boxers, bikers, protesters, and assorted characters. In the late 90’s she began to focus on filmmaking, creating classic films about artists of her generation who have influenced the realities of urban life through their own work. Her documentary film Everybody Street (2013) about photographers who have used New York City streets as a major subject in their work.