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November 2, 2013
Boston University
Trustee Ballroom
1 Silber Way
Boston, MA

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15. Kenro Izu

Angkor #79, Bayon, Cambodia, 1994/2012
Platinum/Palladium, Open Edition #173
Signed Recto, 13.125 x 19.125 in.
Courtesy of the artist


Japanese-born photographer Kenro Izu moved to the United States in 1972 as a teenager. He has been documenting some of the world’s most revered religious monuments for decades. For his most well known body of work, Sacred Places, Izu photographed diverse places of spiritual worship from across the world, including Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, and Easter Island.

His work has been featured in many solo exhibitions around the world, including the Forma Galleria (Milan, Italy), In Camera Galerie (Paris, France), Sarindia Gallery (Bangkok, Thailand), Fitchburg Museum of Art (MA), Robert Klein Gallery (Boston, MA), Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA), Rubin Museum of Art and Howard Greenberg Gallery (both New York City), Detroit Institute of Art (MI), and Gallerie Thierry Marlat (Paris, France). Izu’s work resides in many public collections, such as the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington DC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MA), Canadian Center for Architecture (Montreal), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan), and Galleria Civica Modena (Modena, Italy).

Izu has published ten books and he has received several awards and grants in the arts, including the Lucca Photo Award (Lucca Photo Fest, Italy), Vision Award (The Center for Photography at Woodstock), a National Endowment for Arts Grant, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Izu is represented by Robert Klein Gallery in Boston.

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