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Catherine Opie
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Graphic Design: Margarethe Hausstätter
Texts by: Jill Medvedow, Helen Molesworth, Anna Stothart
Contributions: Helen Molesworth
Edited by: Helen Molesworth
March 2011 , 96 Pages , 0 Ills.
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3015-0
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| In the tradition of the great American street photographers: Catherine Opie looks at political gatherings
One of the defining artists of her generation, photographer Catherine Opie (*1961 in Sandusky, Ohio) is known for her portraits and landscapes. She has frequently combined these two elements by training her camera on how people take possession of different landscapes—from high-school football players on the field or ice fishermen on frozen lakes to surfers waiting for the next wave. Opie recently returned to the genre of street photography, elaborating on the relationship between people and places. This catalogue presents her latest photographs of political demonstrations and gatherings—ranging from the inauguration of President Obama to Tea Party rallies. Drawing on the long and illustrious tradition of American landscape painting and documentary photography, like that of Berenice Abbott and Robert Frank, Opie affords us a look at democracy in action.  Exhibition schedule: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, April 15–September 5, 2011
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