Joel-Peter Witkin (born on September 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American artist whose constructed photography refects a bizarre and darker side of everyday society. Reminiscent of the work of Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Gustave Rejlander, Witkin incorporates imagery riddled with the unsettling aspects of literature, sexuality and religion. With a nod to Surrealism and early Daguerreotypes, his black-and-white tableaux collage together elements that convey morbidity: severed limbs, incisions, skeletons. Click Here For more Photos.
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