Woodland Cemetery
stock nr:
1013
artist(s):
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
title:
Woodland Cemetery
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2001
dimensions:
height 582mm x width 469mm — height 22.91inch x width 18.46inch
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Paramount, Oakland
stock nr:
1189
artist(s):
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
title:
Paramount, Oakland
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1994
dimensions:
height 423mm x width 541mm — height 16.65inch x width 21.30inch
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AL. Ringling Baraboo
stock nr:
1110
artist(s):
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
title:
AL. Ringling Baraboo
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1996
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 545mm — height 16.54inch x width 21.46inch
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Talbotized 004
stock nr:
1564
artist(s):
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
title:
Talbotized 004
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
2012
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UA Playhouse, New York
stock nr:
1565
artist(s):
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO
title:
UA Playhouse, New York
medium:
photogravure
date created:
1978
dimensions:
height 510mm x width 660mm — height 20.08inch x width 25.98inch
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biography

Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1948. In 1970 he moved to Los Angeles and studied photography at the Art Center College of Design. In 1974 he started dealing in Japanese antiquities in New York, where he lives. His other home is in his native Tokyo. 

In the late 1970s, Sugimoto began three concurrent series, Dioramas, Theaters, and Seascapes, employing his 8 x 10-inch large-format camera and black-and-white film. These series provoke fundamental questions about the relationship of photography and time, as well as exploring the mysterious and ineffable nature of reality.

In his Theater series, Sugimoto depicted the interiors of grand old movie houses. To create an effect of luminous empty space in the middle of ornate architectural details, Sugimoto would train his lens on an open movie screen while a movie was running, using a long exposure time. The artist explains this effect using a Zen metaphor: “a void is a consequence of fullness”.

Sugimoto’s first solo exhibition in Japan took place in 1977 and as of 1981 he has been exhibiting his work around the world. In the 1980s Sugimoto’s work was recognised with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Mainichi Art Award. In 2001, Sugimoto was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography.

His work is held in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The National Gallery, London; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian Institute of Art, Washington, D.C., and Tate, London, among others. 

selected exhibitions