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APSU presents internationally renowned photographer

Austin Peay State Universitys Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the department of art are pleased to present internationally renowned photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.

Witkin will present a slide lecture of his work at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Gentry Auditorium of APSUs Kimbrough Building.

Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Witkin has studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and Columbia University. He has an M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico.
Austin Peay State University's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the department of art are pleased to present internationally renowned photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.

Witkin will present a slide lecture of his work at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Gentry Auditorium of APSU's Kimbrough Building.

Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Witkin has studied at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and Columbia University. He has an M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico.

Witkin's work is included in more than 30 distinguished collections. His pictures draw on the dark side of the imagination, including perverse aspects of sex, death and physical deformation. These elements coexist and overlap in Witkin's photography, portraying the world as enigmatic and full of terrible beauty.

The following description of Witkin's work comes from an essay published by the Cathrine Edleman Gallery in Chicago, Ill.:

“Joel-Peter Witkin is a photographer whose images of the human condition are undeniably powerful. For more than 25 years, he has pursued his interest in spirituality and how it impacts the physical world in which we exist. Finding beauty within the grotesque, Witkin pursues this complex issue through people most often cast aside by society — human spectacles.”

This slide presentation may not be suitable for children, and viewer discretion advised. The presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, telephone (931) 221-7333 or e-mail bryants@apsu.edu. --Crissy Laubach-Young