Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Hasselblad Award 2001
Since 1980, the Hasselblad Center in Sweden has offered a yearly award to a major figure in photography whose work is internationally known. Past winners have included Koudelka, Meiselas, Sherman, and for 2002, Jeff Wall. In October of each year an exhibition is mounted and a catalogue is published. The award for 2001 went to Hiroshi Sugimoto, a Japanese-born photographer who has lived in New York since 1974 and whose work is deeply concerned with the paradoxes of time. This softbound catalogue, which is extremely well-printed, contains an essay by critic Masashi Ogura that succinctly describes the major themes and concepts animating Sugimoto's photography.