Catherine Opie: American Photographer

“American Photographer,” the subtitle of Catherine Opie’s midcareer survey at the Guggenheim, is both a statement of fact and a critical provocation. From her now-iconic queer portraits like Self-Portrait/Cutting, 1993, to the restrainedly elegant series “Freeway,” 1994–95, the quietly polemic “Domestic,” 1998, and, more recently, her lustrous photographs of surfers, Opie’s work has focused on […]

Women To Watch

 Two new films to see. Written by Shamim Sarif and produced by Hanan Kattan and Enlightenment Productions. The World Unseen In 1950’s South Africa, apartheid is just becoming institutionalized. Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her “colored” […]

Immigrant Women Working As Dancers Say Job Is Dangerous

As neon lights bathe the dance floor of the darkened nightclub, a group of young women from Latin America sit at tables, sipping water or soft drinks and waiting.For $2, the women will dance one song. For $10, they will dance a set. Forty dollars buys an hour of their time. The scene plays out […]

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