The baudoin lebon gallery presents an unexpected point of view on the singular work of Joel-Peter Witkin. The exhibition invites you to dive into his creative process by presenting for the first time the artist’s contact sheets, but also drawings, accessories and unique prints enhanced with encaustic paint. Never intended to be published or exhibited, these contact sheets allow us to discover not only the moments that preceded and followed the making of these emblematic photographs, but also the photographer’s notes on the framing, the posture, the decorations, the light … so many elements that make up the image and allow us to decipher it.
With Joel-Peter Witkin nothing is left to chance. His work is the result of immense work, of trials, errors, more or less successful attempts both during the shooting and in the intimacy of the darkroom.
Parcours Photo Days PHOTO PAS PHOTO, from October 15 to November 26.
exhibition from Thursday 13 October to Saturday 26 November 2022
Opening Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Galerie baudoin lebon
21 Rue Chapon
75003 Paris, France