Hujar, Peter. (1934 - 1987)

Signed Yearbook

New York: School of Industrial Art. 1953. Hardcover Yearbook. Unpaginated, 7 x 8 in. Light soiling and fading to cover cloth, else fine. The copy of Annabelle Simon, who graduated from the School of Industrial Art, New York in 1953, containing 56 personal inscriptions from her graduating classmates and including a signed inscription from the celebrated photographer Peter Hujar. 
Hujar has been recognized posthumously as "one of the major American photographers of the late twentieth century," and "among the greatest American photographers."  He received his first camera in 1947 and in 1953 entered the School of Industrial Art where he expressed interest in being a photographer. He was fortunate to encounter an encouraging teacher, the poet Daisy Aldan, and following her advice, he became a commercial photography apprentice. Apart from classes in photography during high school, Hujar's entire photographic education and remarkable technical mastery was acquired in commercial photo studios. By 1957, when he was 23 years old, Hujar was making photographs now considered to be of museum quality. Early in 1967, Hujar was one of a select group of young photographers in a master class taught by Richard Avedon and Marvin Israel, where he met Alexey Brodovitch and Diane Arbus. (17866)

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