Catherine Opie's diverse photographic practice has explored our ideas of sexual and cultural identity with great force since the early 1990s. Influenced by social documentary photographers such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, their works encircle social norms and deviations - from the early portraits of transgender and tattooed people to the cityscapes of Los Angeles or New York.
In American Photographer, her key works have been brought together in this most comprehensive presentation of Catherine Opie's oeuvre to date. All work groups - including portraits , self-portraits, freeways, houses, domestic, American cities, ice houses or surfers- are reproduced in color. With a detailed essay, interviews with the artist, introductions to all series, a newly developed, extensive exhibition list and a bibliography, the volume is the authoritative reference work for future studies on Catherine Opie.