Katy Grannan discovered a passion for photography early in life, after her grandmother gave her a Kodak Instamatic 124. Today, Grannan is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in the Bay Area. Grannan’s work explores the relationship between aspiration and delusion within American culture. In 2016, she completed her first feature-length film, The Nine.
Commissioned by The New Yorker, the short film is the culmination of months of travel to all corners of the United States during the 2016 election season. The short film is my take on the nation's mood during one of the most important and contentious elections of our lifetime. The film's sentiment carries all the more weight in the election's aftermath.
- Katy Grannan