47. Katy Grannan
The familiar but alien characters of Grannan's series on the streets of L.A. and San Francisco appear in richly detailed, almost life-size prints that allow viewers to indulge in their fantasies as sidewalk voyeurs and admirers. Grannan captures the faces and bodies of characters that both allure and repel by their status on what seems to be the fringe: the shirtless man clutching bunnies, an elderly woman rendered faceless by her windswept hair, the sad Marilyn. The slouching, the disheveled, and the unkempt all share space on Grannan's sidewalk.
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Above: Anonymous, Los Angeles, Boulevard 26, 2008