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. ” (

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. ” (

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.


Catherine Opie at Wikipedia

Catherine Opie at ArtNet

Catherine Opie at the Guggenheim

Catherine Opie, All-American Subversive

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).

Posted on April 17, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Interesting and unique perspective in her photographs. I can see why some of it is considered unnerving. Weekends In Maine

  2. One cannot like or appreciate all art that is out there. That’s why I always say ” There is always something for everyone” . Have a good day- enjoying your blog and I’ll be by tomorrow!

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