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Joel Peter Witkin

I’ve been obsessed with Joel Peter Witkin’s photographs for a long time now. Witkin is famous for using deformed people, dwarves, hermaphrodites, and cadavers in his eerie, intricately composed photos that draw from religious iconography, Surrealism, and Baroque art. He’s been accused of being exploitative, but I think his pieces are quite beautiful, and he treats his subjects with respect and even reverence. The Nine Inch Nails’ video for Closer was inspired by Witkin’s art.
joel peter witkin
joel peter witkin

Are you an animator/short film-maker?

We're looking for some creative short films or animations to run natively on the Lost At E Minor Facebook Wall, which has 500,000+ Likes. We have an audience who LOVE cool design, art, photography, animation. If we post your video, we'll credit you and add a callout to your Facebook or Instagram Wall in the copy. So you should get a bunch more Likes on your page and more eyeballs on your work. Contact us here if you'd like to submit your short video work.

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