Joel-Peter Witkin is either loved or loathed, perhaps thought of as a bit on the creepy side, he remains a master of the craft of the dark room, where he still spends a lot of his time at the ripe old age of 77. And like him or not his work ethic and production is prodigious and as compelling as it is transgressive.
“Witkin lives on a ranch in New Mexico with five horses, three dogs, two llamas, and several cats. He keeps busy when he isn’t creating art. Witkin had his first exhibition in a group show at MoMA in 1959, when he was 20. His work has been featured at the Louvre and the Guggenheim Bilbao. In 2017, he’ll have exhibitions in Paris, Seoul, and Richmond, Australia.” via Artnet
“Joel-Peter Witkin: The World is Not Enough” is on view at A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans, through March 10, 2017.