Being and Having an Identity: Catherine Opie

  title={Being and Having an Identity: Catherine Opie},
  author={O. Guralnik},
  journal={Studies in Gender and Sexuality},
  pages={239 - 244}
  • O. Guralnik
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality
  • In this essay Catherine Opie's social documentary photographic work is interpreted as a persuasive visual commentary on the mutual and constituting relationships between subjects and their context. Opie became particularly well known for her exploration of gender, sexuality, and queer identities. However, a midcareer survey of her work at the Guggenheim New York made clear that her work expands much beyond. Whether in her portraits of gay families across America, performance S&M artists… CONTINUE READING