Katy Grannan. Anonymous, San Francisco. 2009

Katy Grannan Anonymous, San Francisco 2009

  • Not on view

To make this series, Katy Grannan turned the sun-drenched streets of California into an impromptu portrait studio. Each photograph is the result of an on-the-spot collaboration, made with the willing participation of her subjects, who she compensates for their time. Often using stark white walls as a backdrop, Grannan creates images that evoke the spontaneity of candid street photography and capture the individuality of her subjects—creating a tension between anonymity and the desire to be seen.

Additional text from Seeing Through Photographs online course, Coursera, 2017
Medium
Pigmented inkjet print
Dimensions
55 x 41" (139.7 x 104.1 cm)
Credit
The Photography Council Fund
Object number
455.2013
Copyright
© 2019 Katy Grannan
Department
Photography

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