Kenro Izu (b. 1949) was born in Osaka, Japan, and is considered as one of the greatest alternative process photographers in the world. In 1983, Izu commissioned Jack Deardorff to build a unique 14x20 inch view camera, and began his Still Life series, using custom 14x20 inch Fuji Acros sheet film and handmade Platinum-Palladium photographic paper. In 2000, Izu embarked on a new series, consisting of handcrafted Platinum-based Cyanotypes. The result of these two processes are lustrous, detailed photographs with permanent archival qualities. Izu is featured at museums nationally and abroad, including Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Getty Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Please join us for Kenro Izu’s first solo exhibition and artist reception at the gallery, featuring a book signing of his latest monograph, Seduction (Damiani Press, 2017).