Peek: photographs from the Kinsey Institute

Front Cover
Arena Editions, 2000 - Photography - 187 pages
0 Reviews
Although case histories were the foundation of Alfred Kinsey's famous studies, he and his researchers also collected related supplementary materials from his subjects -- books, diaries, drawings, and photographs. The Kinsey photo collection numbers 75,000, but only recently have the images emerged from the archives. Peek is the first book to showcase highlights of this extraordinary research. The 125 images are culled from anonymous snapshots, photo albums, photo-illustrated diaries, and 19th- and 20th-century erotica from Europe and Asia, as well as works by such luminaries as George Platt Lynes, Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden, and Joel-Peter Witkin. Accompanying essays by four scholars offer historical and cultural context.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

8 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Wolin is Director of the School of Fine Arts and Professor of Photography at Indiana University.

Stirratt is a curator and artist and Director of the School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University.

Carol Squiers is a writer, editor and curator who lives in New York City. Currently senior editor of American Photo magazine and regular contributor to Artforum, She has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Art in America, and Aperture. She is a contributor to a number of books, including Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You (1999), Sandy Skoglund: Reality Under Seige (1998), Police Pictures: The Photographs as Evidence (1997), and The Contest of Meaning (1990). She is the editor of The Critical Image: Essays on Contemporary Photography (1990) and Overexposed: Essays on Contemporary Photography (2000). Between 1980 and 1984 she was curator of photography at PS 1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York.

Bibliographic information