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Ben Whishaw To Portray Photographer Peter Hujar In New Ira … – ArtLyst

Ben Whishaw To Portray Photographer Peter Hujar In New Ira … – ArtLyst

Renowned British actor Ben Whishaw is set to embody the late photographer Peter Hujar in an upcoming cinematic venture helmed by American director Ira Sachs, according to reports from Deadline.Peter Hujar, whose legacy endures through his evocative photography, succumbed to Aids-related complications in 1987. An influential figure in Downtown Manhattan’s artistic milieu, Hujar carved his niche capturing candid and poignant portraits of the city’s cultural vanguard during the 1960s and 70s. His monochrome masterpieces featuring Fran Lebowitz, Susan Sontag, and Vince Aletti remain iconic representations of that era.Despite receiving modest recognition during his lifetime, Hujar is now acknowledged as a pivotal… 

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