CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/12/2016
Wednesday October 12 from 7-8PM, acclaimed photographer and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto will appear in conversation with Darius Himes, International Head of Photographs at Christie’s, at the Strand Bookstore in celebration of Theaters, Sugimoto's latest collection of photographs published by Damiani and Matsumoto Editions. Signing to follow.
For almost four decades, Sugimoto has been photographing the interiors of theaters using a large-format camera and no lighting other than the projection of the running movie. He opens the aperture when a film begins and closes it when it ends. In the resulting images, the screen becomes a luminous white box and the ambient light subtly brings forward the rich architectural details of these spaces. Taken together, these photographs present an extended meditation on the passage of time, a recurring theme in his artwork. Theaters, the third in a series of books on Sugimoto’s art, presents 130 photographs, 21 of which have never before been published.
The conversation will be followed by a signing of Sugimoto’s book Theaters. In addition to Theaters, Sugimoto will sign one backlist title per customer (Damiani-published Dioramas or Seascapes only).
Buy a copy of Theaters or a $20 gift card at The Strand to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway and 12th Street.
The Strand Bookstore
(at 12th street)
New York, NY 10003
Hbk, 10 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 130 b&w.