Joel-Peter Witkin


Category: Photography

Joel-Peter Witkin (born September 13, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or famous classical paintings.


Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Mother and child
(1979)
Tags: baby, motherhood, nude
Tags: boy
Visitation (Detail)
(Paris/New Mexico (diptique), 2004)
Tags: bathing, girl, nude

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