The beauty on the ugly the kiss joel-peter witkin by ricardo nunez witkin-kiss the kiss is a photo made by joe peter witkin (september 1939) taken in new mexico in 1982 at that time, the united states was recovering from the vietnam syndrome, in which the nation's people. Joel-peter witkin the journal of joel-peter witkin william blake, songs of experience, songs of innocence.
Joel-peter witkin is an american photographer whose work deals with outsider subjects and macabre topics not widely covered in photography after vietnam, witkin continued his career as a freelancer and became the official photographer of city walls inc later on, he studied sculpture at the prestigious columbia.
Joel-peter witkin's dark imagination is fueled by art history - from courbet to seurat, caravaggio to dali - which he quotes in his photographic tableaux witkin also makes pointed references to the history of photography by including fragments of familiar images like etienne jules marey's nineteenth century motion studies. Born 1939 in brooklyn, from a catholic mother and a jewish father at the age of 6, witnesses a car accident, during which the severed head of a little girl rolls to his feet from 1961, studies sculpture at cooper union, new york city works as a photographer in the army travels to india 1976 – 77 : studies photography at the.
Joel-peter witkin the center for creative photography will be hosting a lecture and slideshow presented by famed photographer joel-peter witkin a print viewing of by using imagery and symbols from the past, witkin celebrates our history while constantly redefining its present day context (from photography- nownet.
Analysis of four photographs, a christ (1987), crucified horse (1999), naked —joel-peter witkin1 this major research paper (mrp) examines how american artist and practising catholic joel-peter witkin incorporates crucifixion imagery into his affirms his position on religion in a contemporary context not by copying.