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CATHERINE OPIE

Featured Evening Speaker

Date: September 19th, 2024
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM CT
Cost: FREE
Location: Columbia College Chicago, Ferguson Auditorium | 600 S Michigan Ave

Filter Photo is pleased to present the 2024 Filter Photo Festival Featured Evening Lecture by Catherine Opie.


Catherine Opie (b. 1961) is one of the most important photographers of her generation. Her subjects have included early seminal portraits of the LGBTQ+ community, the architecture of Los Angeles’ freeway system, mansions in Beverly Hills, Midwestern icehouses, high school football players, California surfers, and abstract landscapes of National Parks, among others. She was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow recipient and the Robert Mapplethorpe Resident in Photography at the American Academy in Rome for 2021. She has exhibited at international venues such as Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Photographer’s Gallery in London, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Opie lives and works in Los Angeles.

Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Photography before the lecture for our Festival Meet and Greet. See the MoCP's current exhibition and catch up with friends before walking over to the lecture.


© Catherine Opie, Crystal Cross, 1989, C-print, 40 x 30 inches; Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, London, and Seoul; and Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Naples

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