Timothy Potts of The J. Paul Getty Museum Interviews Hiroshi Sugimoto


An interview with Hiroshi Sugimoto is featured in the online magazine of the Getty Center. In the video, Hiroshi Sugimoto and J. Paul Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts discuss Sugimoto’s artistic process and his interest in the works of William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the “photogenic drawing.” In 2007, Sugimoto created photographs of Talbot’s 175-year old prints. Those works are included in the exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense, which runs at the J. Paul Getty Museum from 4 February 2014 through 8 June 2014.

A photographer never makes an actual subject; they just steal the image from the world. –Hiroshi Sugimoto

From The Getty Iris online posting by Annelisa Stephan on 14 April 2014.
To learn more about Sugimoto’s work, please visit his artist page.