Oct 28, 2023, 4pm

Curtis Cuffie book launch With Katy Abel, Tom Warren, and Bonnie Yochelson

Free with RSVP

Join Blank Forms and Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore for a conversation between a panel of photographers Katy Abel, Tom Warren, and art historian and curator Bonnie Yochelson discussing and honoring the late artist Curtis Cuffie’s legacy. There will also be a screening of an excerpt from a documentary made by the late photographer Margaret Morton.

KATY ABEL is a lifelong New Yorker, she lived for decades on Cooper Square where she shot hundreds of photographs of the work of Curtis Cuffie, who was her partner.

TOM WARREN is an American photographer. Warren experienced the 1980s in New York and captured it photographically. At that time he founded several project spaces and exhibited regularly. He was a significant part of the New York art scene and gained notoriety for his artistic repurposing of vacant spaces in the East Village. With his portraits of the people and life of New York, he created memories and documents of these times.


BONNIE YOCHELSON is an art historian and curator specializing in photography. Yochelson has written numerous books about New York photographers, organized exhibitions at art museums, history museums and commercial and non-profit galleries, and was on the faculty of the MFA Department of Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts from 1988 to 2017.

MARGARET MORTON (1948–2020) was a gifted photographer who chronicled the lives and ingenuity of homeless people. In 1989, Morton began documenting the improvised housing created by people living in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park. In the decades that followed, she built a remarkable record of how people live and survive at the edge of a society that overlooks them. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and her works have been shown in dozens of solo and group exhibitions.