Joel-Peter Witkin, the photographer.
Section I: Beginnings
Joel-Peter Witkin was born on September 13, 1939 along with his twin brother, Jerome, in Brooklyn, New York. Artistry seems to run through the veins of these brothers, as Joel-Peter is a highly acclaimed photographer and his twin Jerome is a well-known painter. Witkin's father was Jewish and his mother was Roman-Catholic. Their religious differences caused a huge strain on the marriage. Witkin's parents filed for divorce while the twins were still young. Witkin and his brother continued living with their mother and attended Catholic schooling. Joel-Peter served…
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