One of the most renowned American photographer Joel-Peter Witkin was cursed as a Satanist for his work, his exhibitions have repeatedly tried to close, and yet, for the fourth time he is awarded for his contribution to British fine art.
In Witkin’s early childhood right in front of his house a little girl was decapitated in a car accident which he saw. This nightmare affected all his life.
Witkin fell in love with death in all its manifestations.
The heroes of his pictures – transsexuals, hermaphrodites, freaks of all ages, genders and nationalities, dead children, animals, old people, and just pieces of bodies, which Witkin shoots in morgues, making different compositions of them.
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