Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Michael Kenna

Michael KennaMichael Kenna
Michael Kenna

Información de About Photography.

Michael Kenna was born in Lancashire, England in 1953, and studied photography at Banbury School of Art before going to the London College of Printing from 1973-6. His carefully composed and exquisitely printed landscapes attracted a great deal of attention in early shows in the UK, but there was little market for landscape photography there, and he made a living from advertising work. In 1977 he moved to San Francisco, where he became Ruth Bernhard's assistant and printer for 8 years. In America he readily found a public who were keen to buy his distinctive landscape work.
Kenna, a hard-working and extremely prolific photographer, has many shows every year, is represented by many galleries around the world, and has pictures in virtually every major collection. As well as the pictures on his own web site, you can also see his work on gallery sites, including the Stephen Wirtz gallery in San Francisco, among the first to show his work in America. His recent shows there include one on the Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station in Nottinghamshire, England, and more of his work from Japan.
One of the more powerful of Kenna's projects is Impossible to Forget: The Nazi Camps Fifty Years After, selected from several thousand images he took in former Nazi concentration and extermination camps in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium, France, Italy, Holland and Latvia over a twelve-year period. The project was organized by Patrimoine Photographique, Paris and the touring exhibition is currently showing at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, USA until April 10, 2005.



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