(1934 - 1987)
Peter Hujar was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Italy. Peter Hujar is known for city scene, figure and portrait photography.
Biography Peter Hujar
Peter Hujar (October 11, 1934 – November 26, 1987) was an American photographer best known for his black and white portraits. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey and abandoned by his parents as an infant, was raised by his Ukrainian grandparents. He did not learn English until he started kindergarten. As an adolescent, he moved in with his mother, Rose Murphy, who was living in Manhattan. But the household was abusive and Hujar left to take care of himself as a teen.
He received his first camera in 1947 and attended the School of Industrial Arts where he expressed interest in being a photographer. He was fortunate to encounter an encouraging teacher, the poet Daisy Aldan, and followed her advice of becoming a commercial photography ap
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