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Catherine Opie: To What We Think We Remember

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Thomas Dane Gallery / London / Art

“Time passes,” writes Joan Didion in Blue Nights. “Memory fades, memory adjusts, memory conforms to what we think we remember.” One could argue that photography preserves moments, memories, by channeling them into unchanging images. But photographer Catherine Opie would disagree. Her new body of work, produced these last 10 years as she has traveled across the United States and Europe, explores the metaphorical language of photography. Opie considers how photographs can facilitate self reflection and thus have fluctuating significance. She asks what happens when meaning changes—when memory adjusts and we are left with what we thought we remembered. —C.M.

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