The work of New York–based Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto transcends the spatial boundaries of a single art form. He is best known for his minimal monochrome photography shot with a large-format camera. These intensely detailed images depict subjects ranging from seascapes and movie theaters to natural history dioramas. However, Sugimoto’s work is not confined to photographic expression. Architecture, art installations and theater direction all play a role in his four-decade-long meditation on the passage of time and interpretations of place. This is reflected in his recent work, Lost Human Genetic Archive. The antithesis of minimalism, the artwork charts the self-inflicted demise of humanity. It was first shown at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2014 and more recently at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote.