Peter Hujar started his career in the world of commercial photography in the 1950s. Nevertheless, he soon decided to abandon this path, distancing himself from the commercial circuit to concentrate on artistic photography. Closely linked to the counter-cultural movements of the time, he captured fragments of the reality of New York in the 1970s and depicted the underground sociocultural scene, shooting renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag and William S. Burroughs as well as other anonymous downtown characters.
The exhibition traces a journey through the artist’s career which “was marked by his personal development rather than by tangible success, with the commitments this entails which constitute what is conventionally referred to as ‘a career’”.
The Peter Hujar exhibition has been organized by Fundación MAPFRE, Barcelona and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.
This touring exhibition was made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art.+info