Since 1979, Fraenkel Gallery has presented more than 350 exhibitions exploring photography and its relation to other media, expanding the conversation around photography and contemporary art. The gallery is committed to introducing significant works of art in all media, since we believe that to understand photographs it helps to see them in light of other objects–and vice versa. The gallery is a primary representative for the work of Diane Arbus , Robert Adams , Sophie Calle , Lee Friedlander , Adam Fuss , Katy Grannan , Richard Learoyd , Richard Misrach , Alec Soth , and Hiroshi Sugimoto , and...


49 Geary Street, Suite 450

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: Beginnings is a presentation of the three projects that first landed Sugimoto on the map—Seascapes, Theaters and Dioramas.

Beginning in the late 1970s and spanning four decades, these pillars of Sugimoto's practice form the foundation of an oeuvre that now encompasses many disciplines. Embedded in these series are the questions that Sugimoto's work has continued to pose about the nature of time and human experience. Included in the exhibition are key works from each series, such as Sugimoto's iconic view of Radio City Music Hall, and his first seascape, made in Jamaica in 1980.