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Three Rivers, California by Catherine Opie

Perhaps best known for her portraits of Los Angeles's leather-dyke community, here Catherine Opie switches gears to capture life at a Three Rivers, California rodeo.

by Catherine Opie
Aug 9 2016, 12:00am

Catherine Opie, courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

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Photographer Catherine Opie is perhaps best known for her portraits of Los Angeles's leather-dyke community. Her work, which has been widely exhibited, including in a major survey at the Guggenheim, is formally beautiful—she cites Lewis Hine, among others, as an influence—and in addition to portraiture includes studio and landscape photography. Here she captures life at a rodeo in Three Rivers, California.