How LA shapes photographer Catherine Opie's artistic vision

Last year, Catherine Opie’s photographs were shown at LACMA, MOCA, and the Hammer Museum. Her friends call her the “mayor of Los Angeles.” She has photographed freeway overpasses, Beverly Hills homes, surfers, mini malls, and the lesbian subculture. Her work seems to always be one step ahead of the public discourse on gender, identity and body politics.

Photo courtesy of Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects,
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