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oel-Peter Witkin, born 1939 in New York, is an American photographer. He is known for his startling and provocative images. His work centers around corpses, body parts and people with physical deformities. He takes as his subjects dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites and others beyond the pale of what is considered ‘normal’. Some have criticized his depiction of the physically deformed as ‘freak-show attractions’, while many praise him for unflinchingly pursuing beauty in places where it is…

oel-Peter Witkin, born 1939 in New York, is an American photographer. He is known for his startling and provocative images. His work centers around corpses, body parts and people with physical deformities. He takes as his subjects dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites and others beyond the pale of what is considered ‘normal’. Some have criticized his depiction of the physically deformed as ‘freak-show attractions’, while many praise him for unflinchingly pursuing beauty in places where it is…

By Joel-Peter Witkin, Still Life with Mirror, 2003, " I saw something awful today:           a severed foot, embedded with five steel nails, positioned in front of a silvered piece of glass... but simply, through the act of dissolution, becoming something, to suck away the sacred breath. " words by Poet Bethany Pope, from "Still Life, With Mirror (After Joel-Peter Witkin)"

By Joel-Peter Witkin, Still Life with Mirror, 2003, " I saw something awful today: a severed foot, embedded with five steel nails, positioned in front of a silvered piece of glass... but simply, through the act of dissolution, becoming something, to suck away the sacred breath. " words by Poet Bethany Pope, from "Still Life, With Mirror (After Joel-Peter Witkin)"

Joel-Peter Witkin Twelvetrees Press SIGNED by Joel-Peter WITKIN on Vincent Borrelli, Bookseller

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