Portraits in Life and Death

8 October 2024

Territory Rights — Worldwide.

Peter Hujar (Author)

With a Foreword by Benjamin Moser, With an Introduction by Susan Sontag

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A new edition of the cult classic photography book by the legendary Peter Hujar, featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner Benjamin Moser

The 1976 publication of Peter Hujar’s Portraits in Life and Death, with an introduction by Susan Sontag, “was and remains one of the most somberly beautiful and influential photography collections of its era” (Holland Cotter, senior art critic of The New York Times). When Hujar passed away in 1987, his work was relatively unknown except for a small following. The importance and artistic mastery of Hujar’s photography, its tender gravity and intimacy, became recognised and canonical only after his death. The republication of this collection is composed of the original introduction by Susan Sontag and preceded by a new foreword by Benjamin Moser, with photographs presented in two sequences. A stirring ode to the flourishing downtown scene of the 1970s, this collection remains a deeply moving artefact of post-Stonewall New York City.

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9781324092179

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