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Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 by Robert Hirsch

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Joel-Peter Witkin

MFA, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 1986

BFA, THE COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART, 1974

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Few people are impartial about the work of Joel-Peter Witkin (b. 1939), who got his MFA from the University of New Mexico, which merges the studio tableaux with the aftermath of Surrealism to upset photography’s associations with the real. Some say his blending of the erotic and the macabre to examine areas that are considered off-limits by society constitutes an act of mere sensationalism. Others assert that his macabre Hieronymus Bosch-like scenes, replete with corpses, fetuses, and hermaphrodites, which ...

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