Hiroshi SugimotoTheaters

Perhaps his most iconic series, these long exposures of classic movie houses around the world are emblematic of Sugimoto’s time-eluding photography. “One afternoon I walked into a cheap cinema in the East Village with a large-format camera,” recounts Sugimoto. “As soon as the movie started, I fixed the shutter at a wide-open aperture. When the movie finished two hours later, I clicked the shutter closed. That evening I developed the film, and my vision exploded behind my eyes.”