Monday, June 27, 2011

Even Dwarfs Started Small

Werner Herzog, Even Dwarfs Started Small, 1970

Werner Herzog's movie "Even Dwarfs Started Small" takes place in an institution where its dwarf population has rebelled against those who imprison them. This is a film that demands your attention as there is much said but not spoken. It’s equal parts thought-provoking, strange, funny, frightening and violent.

Joel Peter Witkin, Dwarf From Naples, Rome, 2006

Joel-Peter Witkin, Portrait of Dwarf, 2006

Livia Corona, Claudia Montiel poses while dressed as Tejano singer Selena. Guadalajara, Jalisco

 Bruce Davidson, The Dwarf, Palisades, New Jersey. 1958

Tod Browning, Freaks, 1932

Tod Browning, Freaks, 1932

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

August Sander

Diane Arbus, “Mexican Dwarf in his Hotel Room” (1970) 

Alfred Eisenstaedt, Life Goes To A County Fair, Lewisburg, WV, 1938 

Bruce Davidson, The Dwarf and the Clyde Beatty Circus, 1958

Mary Ellen Mark, ‘Twin Brothers Tulsi and Basant’ Great Famous Circus, Calcutta, India, 1989

Miron Zownir, Girl with dwarf, Moscow, 1995 

Weegee, New York, c. 1940

Diane Arbus

Livia Corona, Brothers Ezequías, Ezequiel, and Gerson Virgen in front of their promoter’s truck. Cosío, Aguascalientes

Charles Chaplin

Jack Arnold, The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957

"I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world..."

Jack Arnold, The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957

Horst P. Horst via Fantomatic

Atelier Manassé

Paul Conroy

Vincent Bousserez

Vlad Artazov

Alfred Gescheidt

Quint Buchholz


  1. Interesting, did you watch the movie Santa Sangre? You´d like to ad a shot from this movie in your post.