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Sep 28, 2015

Teatro Scientifico del Bibiena, Mantua (stage side). For Sugimoto, photographing historic Italian stages represented a continuation of his early work shooting movie theaters, which he began in the late 1970s. “Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?” he asked himself at the time. “You get a shining screen.” When in Italy, Sugimoto projected classic Italian movies. On the screen in Mantua it was “I Vitelloni” by Frederico Fellini.

photo by Hiroshi Sugimoto

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