British Journal of Photography – January 2020

Any Answers: Michael Stipe

by Michael Grieve

There is one photograph that has had a profound effect on me. It’s by Peter Hujar of a man with an erect penis, called Seated Nude, Bruce de Sainte Croix from 1976. I saw it the first time I came to NYC in a small group show, and I had never seen nudity and sexuality shown with such grace and objectivity.

AnOther: January 2020

Planning Ahead: Ten Exhibitions You Can’t Afford to Miss in 2020

David Brintzenhofe Applying Makeup (II), 1982

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography at the Barbican, London: February 20 – May 17, 2020

Masculinity, and its many complex and contradictory iterations, will take centre stage in a new exhibition opening at The Barbican in February. Masculinities: Liberation through Photography will include the work of over 50 photographers and filmmakers from the 1960s through today – from Kenneth AngerPeter Hujar and David Wojnarowicz to Laurie Anderson, Collier Schorr and Rineke Dijkstra. Each of the featured works serves to debunk or disrupt the myths surrounding modern masculinity in some way, while exploring how masculinity is “experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed”. The show will be divided into six sections, tackling themes of queer identity, the black body, power and patriarchy, female perceptions of men, heteronormative hypermasculine stereotypes, fatherhood and family.

AnOther Magazine – November 2019

Peter Hujar Features in This New Photo Book About a Group of Exhibitionists

Salters Cottage by Gary Schneider(Film still)

In 1981 Gary Schneider made a short film about exhibitionism, featuring Peter Hujar and other friends. 38 years later, he has released it as a compelling book of portraits, published by Dashwood Books.

Another Man – November 2019

The Another Man Culture Guide: Things to Do in November

Werner Herzog, Michael Kiwanuka, Sterling Ruby and Peter Hujar: the best film, music, art and photography of the month

Creative Boom – November 2019

Major photography exhibition to spark conversations surrounding our understanding of masculinity

by Katy Cowan

Fraenkel Gallery – November 2019

Fraenkel Gallery: Paris Photo

Grand Palais | Booth B26

Fraenkel Gallery returns to Paris Photo with new large-format color work by Hiroshi Sugimoto, recent portraits by Katy Grannan, and prints by Vija Celmins. Also on view will be selections from Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Adam Fuss, Katy Grannan, Peter Hujar, Richard Learoyd, Christian Marclay, Richard Misrach, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Alec Soth, Richard T. Walker, and Garry Winogrand.

Paris Photo

Paris Photo – October 2019



      1 Place de la Concorde
      75008 Paris

      Peter Hujar – Speed of life

      The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) are rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. This retrospective exhibition presents a selection of 140 photographs that trace the journey of this complex artist over the course of three decades.

Aesthetica Magazine – September 2019

Life in the City

The photography and life of Peter Hujar (1934-1987) was deeply tied to New York. Based in a loft studio in the East Village, the artist captured striking images of the built landscape whilst celebrating the lives of individuals in crisp black-and-white portraits. Subjects included Susan Sontag, David Wojnarowicz, Fran Lebowitz, Sheryl Sutton and Gary Indiana – capturing the nuances of individuality and the creative spirit of the 20th century.


A solo show at Jeu de Paume, Paris, titled Speed of Life, shines a light on this work, highlighting the photographer’s engagement with the city and culture. The gallery notes: “Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising in 1969 and the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.”

The show opens 15 October. Find out more here.