Joel Peter Witkin is an American photographer. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses, and various outsiders such as dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people
Joel-Peter Witkin (American, b. 1939) The Wife of Cain, silver gelatin emulsion print, 14-1/2 x 14-3/4 inches (image); 20 x 16 inches (sheet), pencil signed, titled and dated on verso "Joel Peter Witkin / 'The Wife & / Cain' / N. M. 1981 / AP/1", under glass in a wood frame, 24 x 25 x 2 inches. Provenance: Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA.
Joel Peter Witkin The pic may not freak you out until you find that Mr. Witkin lives in NM, travels across the boarder to Mexico and photographs actual corpses that he has manipulated, or is that mutilated. That's right, this pic of a man with no arms is not "Shopped," it's chopped.
Joel Peter Witkin..... oh what can i say other than he is a genius in my mind in my own twisted way. I love his use of the subject and taking something one would consider a deformity, disgusting or perverse and turning it into some beautiful and very well composed. I find his work inspiring and do agree that it is not for many. But if you do, enjoy.
Joel Peter Witkin en el SP-Photofest Brasil
|Nacimiento||13 de septiembre de 1939 (76 años)
Brooklyn, Nueva York