Hujar (1934-1987) was a photographer and a major influence to Wojnarowicz. They met early in 1981, and Hujar became Wojnarowicz's artistic mentor. They had an intense relationship; Wojnarowicz describes Hujar as "a teacher of sorts for me, a brother, a father." . They were also briefly lovers, and frequent subjects of one another's cameras. After Hujar's death, Wojnarowicz moved into his loft at 189 Second Avenue.
Carr, Cynthia Fire in the Belly, 2012
Correspondence, Wojnarowicz Papers, Series II, Box 2, Folder 8,9. "Some Sort of Grace: A Relationship, Peter Hujar with David Wojnarowicz." Exhibition. P·P·O·W, New York, NY, 1999
Colucci, Emily. "Some Sort of Grace: David Wojnarowicz's Archive of the Death of Peter Hujar." Anamesa 8, No. 1 (2010): 8-22.
- David Wojnarowicz, In the Shadow of the American Dream: The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz, ed. Amy Scholder (New York: Grove Press, 1999), 199)