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joel-peter witkin.  photographer who walks that line between exploitation, grotesque, and beautiful.

The Kiss (Le Baiser), New Mexico, is an image of a single autopsied head that’s been sliced in half down the middle, and posed as two separate beings locked in a kiss. [image by Joel-Peter Witkin]

While living in a world where we think we’ve seen it all and pretend to be jaded by the bizarre, Joel Peter Witkin isn’t afraid to show you beauty through his affinity with death and a flare for the macabre.

View Cupid and Centaur in the meuseum of love, Marseille by Joel-Peter Witkin on artnet. Browse more artworks Joel-Peter Witkin from Baudoin Lebon.

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View Satiro by Joel-Peter Witkin on artnet. Browse more artworks Joel-Peter Witkin from Bruce Silverstein.

Joel Peter Witkin - black and white photo of two halves of severed head kissing

10 Photographers Who Tell Stories with Controversial Imagery

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