With his focus on the “disagreeable beauty” of the anomalous and the transgressive, Joel-Peter Witkin’s images are transgressive and disturbing. Influenced by artists from Giotto to the Surrealists, by daguerreotypes and the work of Bellocq, his portraits and complex tableaux incorporating corpses, hermaphrodites, masks, and mutilation provoke and challenge the viewer.
This series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format at an affordable price. Handsome and collectible, this series is produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions, a critical introduction, and a full bibliography. the series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.
Also available to order today from our specialist bookstore in this series:
- PHOTOFILE: Joel Peter Witkin
- PHOTOFILE: Daido Moriyama
- PHOTOFILE: Sarah Moon
- PHOTOFILE: Man Ray
- PHOTOFILE: Found Photography
- PHOTOFILE: Saul Leiter