On the occasion of photographer Joel-Peter Witkin 80th birthday, La Chapelle presents the exhibition “Mythologies of gods and men” which will bring together nearly 100 photographs and drawings of the artist on this central theme in his work. There is in Joel-Peter Witkin a persistence of the myth, the one we dream of, the one we fear, the one we respect, the religious myth, the myth of the Greeks and Romans, the myth we create. Looking at the themes of our modern society through references to mythology, Witkin allows it to reach the border of the sacred. Through this prism, his...
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