Ocula Magazine – May 2022

Peter HujarMaureen Paley, Independent Art Fair

Throughout his 30 year career, Peter Hujar photographed those at the creative margins of New York society.

Showing with Maureen Paley, David Wojnarowicz Reclining (II) depicts the American artist Wojnarowicz, with whom Hujar was in a relationship at the time.

Lying in an unmade bed, Wojnarowicz is captured in one of Hujar’s distinctive black and white, intimately staged frames, with his clasped hand across his naked torso.

‘Hujar was a darkroom master. Known for consistently using the same square format firm, his intention to take ‘uncomplicated direct photographs of complicated and difficult subjects’ extended from pastoral landscapes to erotic nudes’, Ocula Magazine explains.