For nearly four decades, American fine art photographer Catherine Opie has captured the mainstream, the marginalised and the nuances of everyday life in contemporary America. Opie’s first survey monograph, published by Phaidon, charts the artist’s career since the early 1980s, paired with images across her expansive and varied bodies of work. From LGBT communities to Los Angeles freeways and ice-fishing villages in Minnesota, the book offers a full view of Opie’s politically charged, often-autobiographical cultural visions. Through compelling essays and never-before-published works, this hotly-anticipated tome offers a window into the iconic, subversive and poignant world of a true maverick in visual storytelling. Catherine Opie with essays by Hilton Als, Douglas Fogle, Helen Molesworth and Elizabeth A. T. Smith and an interview by Charlotte Cotton is published by Phaidon on 6 May, £100.