Blogging from A to Z Challenge: O is for…Catherine Opie (#AtoZChallenge)
Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!
Catherine Opie (1961- ) is an American photographer who will perhaps not be everyone’s cup of tea. Some of her photos (especially her self-portraits) are definitely, in the words of the New Yorker, “unnerving”. Opie “is so prominent in the Southern California art world that friends call her “the mayor of Los Angeles,” but her photographs have remained quietly subversive. ” (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/catherine-opie-all-american-subversive)
A fine-art photographer, and “[b]est known for her color portraits, Opie’s work explores the strata of our society by focusing on particular groups such as high school football players, S&M leather participants, and LGBT communities. ” (http://www.artnet.com/artists/catherine-opie/)
I haven’t decided how I feel about Opie’s work, but look forward to exploring more – and I’ll leave it up to you to check out her work for yourselves.
Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter O. You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).