Photographer Catherine Opie Is Saving Up for That Zoom Lens

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Catherine Opie's Untitled #10 (Surfers) (2003). Photo: Courtesy the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Catherine Opie is best known as a provocateur, documenting exhibitionism and voyeurism with her portraits of people who live on the fringes of society. But she also has a talent for subtlety, exemplified in this sonorous image of surfers (in case you couldn't tell). It's up at the Guggenheim as part of a mid-career retrospective on Opie, through January 7.