Now I'm amazed to find out that its not.
On June 20, 2009, the 26-year-old stepped out of her car on a Tehran street near where Iranians were massing in protest of what was seen as the farcical re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
But as he looked through his viewfinder, Loan calmly raised his.
Rather than capture real life in the click of a shutter, Sherman uses photography as an artistic tool to deceive and captivate.
Widener lined up his lens just as a man carrying shopping bags stepped in front of the war machines, waving his arms and refusing to move.
Much of the world learned of the enormity of that brief struggle through images of the mass starvation and disease that took the lives of possibly millions.
Nude figures, as old as art itself, appear in the art of most cultures, but are particularly present in the history of Western art.
When police later raided his studio and confiscated nearly 100 sketches, he was further charged with distributing immoral material.