OPG is an abbreviation for Original Photography Gangster, also often referred to as Original Photography Gangsta.
An OPG refers to a note-worth or prominent figure in the photography world. Such characters may have invented a key photographic device or technology. However, most often OPG status is designated to established photographers that have been said to have greatly influenced future work in the field of photography.
- Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Ansel Adams and Diane Arbus were total OPGs.
- What about Sherrie Levine?
- Eh, she's kind of like the Milli Vanilli of photography, I think you meant Walker Evans.