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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/11/2018

See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand

Monday May 7, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto spoke with Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie's and co-author of Publish Your Photography Book, at the Strand Bookstore in celebration of Portraits, Sugimoto's latest collection of photographs published by Damiani and MW Editions. See video of the discussion here!


See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand

At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: Sugimoto’s camera has captured the tactility of Henry’s furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king’s face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three-dimensional. It seems as though the 21st-century artist has traveled back in time nearly 500 years to photograph his royal subject.

But Sugimoto’s portraits of historical figures are fictions, at least twice removed from their subjects, made by photographing a wax figure that has been created by a sculptor from either a photographic portrait or a painted one. Sugimoto shoots his subjects in black and white, posing the “sitter” against a black background, amplifying the illusion that we are viewing a contemporary portrait in which the subject has stepped out of history.

This volume presents the photographer’s images of the wax figures alongside a selection of portraits of living subjects and photographs of memento mori. As with his other major bodies of work—Dioramas, Seascapes and Theaters—Sugimoto’s Portraits address the passage of time and history, and question the nature of the “reality” captured by the camera. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits is the fourth in a series of books on Sugimoto’s major bodies of work and presents 70 photographs, 7 of which have never before been published.

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has helped define what it means to be a multidisciplinary contemporary artist, his photographs blurring the lines between photography, painting, installation and architecture. Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City.
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand
See video of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Darius Himes speaking at The Strand

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

DAMIANI/MW EDITIONS
Clth, 10 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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