The show, a kind of compact retrospective, includes work from five series the artist has produced over the last two decades: Freeways, Houses, Landscapes, In and Around Home, and Shopkeepers. Opie is the fourth photographer to have received the honor after Iwan Baan (2010), Richard Barnes (2011), and Pedro E. Guerrero (2012); she is the first female and Angeleno to have received the award.
Design*Sponge managing editor Amy Azzarito branches out with her first book, Past and Present. “I love learning about history through objects and design rather than remembering names and dates; it makes more sense to me,” says Azzarito. Her column, “Past & Present,” dives into design history and links it to present day. “Even an object as ubiquitous today as the sofa didn't always exist. Someone had to come up with it first. The fact that our homes didn't always look this way is fascinating to me.”