Hiroshi Sugimoto, born in 1948 in Tokyo, Japan, cultivated a profound interest in academia, particularly science and history, from a young age. His exposure to the arts was sparked upon discovering the writings of André Breton, leading him to a dedicated exploration of photography that seamlessly intertwined with his multi-disciplinary pursuits. Sugimoto’s experimental images delve into themes of temporal preservation, metaphysics, the unconscious, and religion, engaging in elevated dialogues across various mediums. Sugimoto’s work explores the natural world, creating a symbiotic relationship between art and intellectual landscapes, establishing his esteemed contribution to existential discourse.


Having earned a BA from St. Paul’s University in 1970, Sugimoto moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the Art Center College of Design, before settling in New York. Here, he embarked on influential series like Diorama, Seascapes, and Theatre. Later in his career, he delved into the intersection of art and religion, subsequently venturing into architectural exploration in the early 2000s, skillfully manipulating dynamic movement, light, and shadow.


He is the recipient of several esteemed accolades, including The Hasselblad International Award of Photography in 2001 and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. Sugimoto's work has been showcased in renowned institutions worldwide, such as The Nation Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His globally housed photographs bear testament to his poignant legacy.

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