Diane. diane arbus. New York: Aperture, 1972.
of portraiture with an essay by Arbus.
Arbus, Diane. Diane
Arbus Magazine Work. Ed. Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel. New York: Aperture.
some of celebrities. Text by Arbus.
Arbus: a biography. New York: Knopf, 1984.
Details Arbus' life
beginning with a history of her family. Her life, her work and circumstances
leading to her suicide.
18 of Arbus' photos.
A strange, but interesting
site with links to other Diane Arbus websites.
of Photography: Diane Arbus
An excellent site
with articles and links.
The American West. New York: Abrams, 1985.
Black and white portraits
of everyday people taken throughout the western states between 1979 and
1984. Not disturbingly grotesque, but
interesting. Includes an essay by Avedon about the circumstances
of the portraits.
Note: This includes
three photos of slaughtered animals.
York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1976.
not necessarily flattering portraits of famous, not so famous, and hardly
famous people. With an essay about truth in portraiture by Harold
A few interesting
celebrity photos. Also conversations
with Avedon, lists
of exhibitions and locations of some
- photography - Charles Gatewood
Contains photos of
freaks, homosexuals, transexuals, etc. Some photos are sexually explicit.
in Life and Death. New York: Da Capo, 1976. Black
and white portraits of subjects sitting, reclining, and lying down. The
most grotesque images are those of people lying in death.
14 | Peter Hujar
A good article about
Hujar. Photos are of handicapped children.
Another site about
Hujar with a few of his photos and a short blurb.
A collection of six
photos which is probably the largest of any Mapplethorpe exhibition available
on the Web. Unfortunately, these are not his controversial work.
Garden of Earthly Delights
Only two or three
photos are available here--florals.
on the Margins | Mapplethorpe
Two of Mapplethorpe's
Site is in Spanish
and probably violates copyright law, but it does contain some of Mapplethorpe's
more controversial work
Eugene. The family album of Lucybelle Crater. Millerton: Jargon
of Lucybelle (always a woman in a very ugly Halloween mask) with other
people, some of whom wear masks. Very unusual.
Teapot Opera. New York: Abbeville, 1988.
Photos of knickknack
objects against the background of a child's toy theater with a story about
each photo. Very different!
L. Jerry N Uelsmann: Tewnty-five years: A Retrospective. New
York: Little, Brown, and Company, 1982. Traces
the evolution of Uelsmann's photography beginning in 1954. Photos are constructed
using darkroom techniques to create images of objects that do not
necessarily go together.
Strange and interesting
photos created in the darkroom.
City. New York: Da Capo, 1975.
Life and death in
1930's to 1940's era New York City. Text and captions by Weegee. This is
Ed. Louis Stettner. New York: Knopf, 1977.
Similar to above,
same time span. A good look at New York City from an insider's perspective.
World Home Page
Photos of New York
and all that is unique to it. Many quotes from the photographer.
Zurich: Scalo, 1995.
A very disturbing
collection of Witkin's photography with text by Celant. Nude transexuals
and cadavers of various age.
- Joel-Peter Witkin
Ten photos by Witkin
featuring transexuals, freaks, cadavers. Some of this work is disturbing.
Witkin - Zonezero.com
Contains an essay
by Witkin and some more photos, some duplicates of above.
Arts | Joel-Peter Witkin
An article about
Witkin. Very informative.
Note: I would not
suggest viewing any of these sites if you are the least bit sensitive.
||Coleman, A. D.
Grotesque in Photography.
New York: Summit,
1977. A good introduction to grotesque photography, although dated. Discusses
early grotesque photography, photographers of grotesque reality, and constructed