Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine

The largest-ever collection of 50 years of work by one of the most influential photographers of the 21st century.
Joe Rivers
Published on May 10, 2024


Time Machine may be a fairly obvious title for a half-century career retrospective of an artist's work, but Hiroshi Sugimoto's photography has always been about more than simply capturing an image at a specific point.

Sugimoto has called his work "time exposed." He is known for using a large-format camera and developing his own darkroom chemicals, which contribute to his inimitable style.

This exhibition is running from August to October at the Museum of Contemporary Art. A book of the same name was released last year, but these photographs require room to breathe. According to the man himself, "There is no decisive moment in my photograph, only the melting of time." So make sure you spend the time to take in his extraordinary technical display that tells us that time machines may exist after all.


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