Peter Hujar was an underground legend in the downtown ethos of New
York in the 1970s and 1980s...his portraits draw on a balance
between Avedon's existential minimalism and Diane Arbus's
psychological complexity. Hujar's work, along with that of his
younger contemporary Robert Mapplethorpe, reflects the deep current
of sexual change that arose so powerfully to the surface in the
1970s and '80s.--Philip Gefter "Time, Best Photobooks of 2016 "
...the photographer who defined downtown New York.--Simon Bowcock "The Guardian "