Polar Bear, 1976

Hyena - Jackal - Vulture, 1976

Earliest Human Relatives, 1994

Diorama

 

 

Upon first arriving in New York in 1974, I did the tourist thing. Eventually I visited the Natural History Museum, where I made a curious discovery:  the stuffed animals positioned before painted backdrops looked utterly fake, yet by taking a quick peek with one eye closed, all perspective vanished and  suddenlythey looked very real. I'd found a way to see the world as a camera does. However fake the subject, once photographed, it's as good as real.

 

 

- Hiroshi Sugimoto

 

 

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