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Hiroshi Sugimoto’s "Past Tense" @ The Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Photography // Friday, 21 Feb 2014

The Getty Museum is presenting a collection of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work appropriately titled “Past Tense”. Primarily recognized for his seascapes and long exposures of theaters this show takes on much broader topics about the medium itself. With a selection from three previous projects “Dioramas” which portrays a replica as reality, “Portraits” utilizes extremely long exposures in homage to more traditional photographic techniques, and “Photogenic Drawings” depicts some of the earliest photographic images re-captured by Sugimoto and printed on a very large scale. Together these projects create a definitive commentary on the fallibility of the medium as well as Sugimoto’s strong connection to the past.

Learn more about the exhibition here

Text written by Cole Tracy


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