If Opie is about anything, she is about asking questions. From American Cities to Freeways to her most recent portraits, the photographer has been especially interested in asking questions about American culture and its politics. Her aim, she says, is to "really use my lifetime, my ideas, and questions that I put forth to the world…to try to make bodies of work in relationship to that." Opie has set her prolific and technically exacting work on tableaux such as Tea Party rallies, President Barack Obama's first inauguration, high school football, San Francisco's bondage community and natural and human-made landscapes such as the Los Angeles freeways and Yosemite National Park. Each image peers into its subject and points to the context in which it sits.