Hiroshi Sugimoto

Japanese (Tokyo, Japan, 1948)

Known for his long-exposure photographic series of empty movie theaters and drive-ins, seascapes, museum dioramas, and waxworks, Hiroshi Sugimoto has been investigating the nature of time for nearly thirty years.

Born in postwar Tokyo, Sugimoto'


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