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Catherine Opie on “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape”

LACMA

2009, 4:57

Catherine Opie discusses the influence of LA-based photographers on “New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape,” an exhibition first seen in 1975 at the George Eastman House of Rochester, New York, and restaged at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2009. She also touches on her own work, explaining how she employs the artistic conventions of artists like Lewis Baltz and Bernd and Hilla Becher to explore queer identity.