Katy Grannan, born in 1969 in Massachusetts, is an American portrait photographer, who explores the relationship between aspiration and delusion. Grannan was first recognized for an intimate series of portraits of strangers she met through newspaper advertisements. She is currently working on her first feature-length film, The Nine. Grannan's photographs are included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. She currently lives and works in San Francisco Bay Area.