Michael Kenna

Rouge: Michael Kenna

Rouge: Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna (born 1953) has long been acclaimed as one of the most important landscape photographers of our time. He is best known for lyrical black and white images made under natural light conditions—often at dawn or dusk, or indeed long exposures made at night—and is understood as heir to the Pictorialist tradition; his work with industrial and postindustrial landscapes…
Michael Kenna: Rouge

Michael Kenna: Rouge

Known for ethereal tone and incredibly nuanced detail of his photographs, Michael Kenna is also a chronicler of environmental degradation. His images of an auto plant outside of Detroit, Michigan, are some of his best-known works. Long out of print, The ROUGE book has been brought back to life with a spectacular new design, an authoritative essay by art historian…
Michael Kenna – Robert Mann Gallery

Michael Kenna – Robert Mann Gallery

When looking at the artist’s oeuvre and the myriad of subjects therein, it is not difficult to realize the acumen of Michael Kenna. The careful treatment of each composition is apparent from frame to frame, in which every detail is given its due consideration. For Kenna, his photographs are “visual haiku poems, rather than full length novels.” Though these works…
Michael Kenna: New Work

Michael Kenna: New Work

Michael Kenna returns to the Catherine Edelman Gallery in his 19th solo exhibition featuring work from his recent book on Japan, as well as work from Europe and Asia. The exhibition opens July 8 and runs through September 2, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 8, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. The artist will be in…
Michael Kenna: Forms of Japan

Michael Kenna: Forms of Japan

This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with…
Michael Kenna: Between Mountains & Lakes

Michael Kenna: Between Mountains & Lakes

For many years Michael Kenna has been traveling around the world and keeps on revisiting the same places. He understands these places as “friends” and is fostering these relationships to his old “friends” instead of making new, superficial ones. Just as he is revisiting places he repeats certain elements in the images. A moving star sky, wavering clouds or diffuse…
Biography: Landscape photographer Michael Kenna

Biography: Landscape photographer Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes. Kenna attended Upholland College in Lancashire, the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and the London College of Printing. In the 1980s, Kenna moved to San Francisco and worked as Ruth Bernhard’s printer. Kenna’s photography focuses on unusual landscapes with ethereal light achieved by…
Michael Kenna: France

Michael Kenna: France

Kenna first visited France in 1973 and has been photographing there since the early 1980s. He has produced thousands of photographs on subjects such as Mont St Michel, Le Notre’s Gardens, the Calais Lace Factories and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. France encompasses work from these projects and many others. Comprising 275 duotone plates, this gorgeous new book was edited by the…