Jerry Saltz on Katy Grannan’s Series of Photographs at Salon 94 Gallery — New York Magazine Art Review

Desolation Row

Katy Grannan lets her subjects direct her—and they often reveal far more than they expect.

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Photographs by Katy Granan/Courtesy of Salon 94

In the late nineties, Katy Grannan began making haunting photographs of people who had extraordinary inner yens to be seen by strangers. She placed ads in local papers that read, “Artist/photographer (female) seeks people for portraits.” Subjects called; she let them pose any way they wanted. The results show young women naked and alone in their parents’ homes; a girl in a prom dress with a cockatoo sitting on her hand; couples staring blankly at the camera; a man in a park with an erection. A flawed American family.

Photographs by Katy Granan/Courtesy of Salon 94

In the late nineties, Katy Grannan began making haunting photographs of people who had extraordinary inner yens to be seen by strangers. She placed ads in local papers that read, “Artist/photographer (female) seeks people for portraits.” Subjects called; she let them pose any way they wanted. The results show young women naked and alone in their parents’ homes; a girl in a prom dress with a cockatoo sitting on her hand; couples staring blankly at the camera; a man in a park with an erection. A flawed American family.

via Jerry Saltz on Katy Grannan’s Series of Photographs at Salon 94 Gallery — New York Magazine Art Review.

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