Peter Hujar (1934-1987) lived and worked in New York City. He photographed a wide array of subject matter: nudes, animals, fashion, still lifes, Italian landscapes, erotica, street people, and transvestites, always finding beauty in unexpected places.
In 1994, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam joined the Fotomuseum in Zürich to assemble the first major exhibition of Hujar's work. The retrospective included some 183 images and an accompanying catalogue entitled Peter Hujar: A Retrospective. Hujar died of an AIDS-related illness in 1987.