Catherine Opie

American photographer Catherine Opie is celebrated for her scenes of modern-day domestic life in America, and its many permutations. Her photographs tend to have a precise and orderly look to them, while also remaining rich and painterly. The result is photographs that resemble the Dutch paintings that Opie says so caught her imagination as a child. She says, “I’ve always been in love with a kind of rich light. And I think that’s why people often call my work paintings—because I’m using more tropes of lighting in relationship to painting than photography.”