Snow White brings together 76 artworks from Hiroshi Sugimoto's 'Theaters' series, including some of his best known photographs of classic movie palaces, abandoned theatres and drive-ins.
Sugimoto began the 'Theaters' series four decades ago. To make these images, he exposes the film inside the dark theater, or in the case of the drive-ins, outside at night, for the duration of the film. The movie screen is the only source of light to illuminate the architectural details of these spaces.
Disney's 'Snow White' was running when Sugimoto photographed Palace Theater, Gary, 2013, one of the abandoned theaters that is reproduced here. In this book, Sugimoto reveals for the first time the movies that were screened when he took these photographs and the exposure time of each photograph. Each artwork in Snow White is accompanied by the name of the movie, its running time, and a short text about each written by Sugimoto. The black-and-white photographs are hand-tipped onto the pages.
Signed and numbered by Hiroshi Sugimoto
Edition of 400
Silkbound hardcover with aluminium slipcase, 160pp, 76 black and white illustrations