Hiroshi Sugimoto (*1948, Tokyo) lives and works in New York and Tokyo. His photographic works blur the distinctions between the real and the fictive. Inspired by the dioramas of animals and people at New York's Museum of Natural History, he has not stopped working on the intersection of vivid narrations and dead objects ever since the beginning of his artistic career. Mostly by means of black-and-white analogue photography, Sugimoto suggests a theatrical narrative in every kind of fixed setting. His works have been on view at internationally renowned institutions such as the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles.