Kenro Izu ; Sacred Places
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, USA
July 9, 2008 – October 12, 2008
Kenro Izu: Sacred Places features over 50 black-and-white photographs of spiritual landmarks located in Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, and Europe. Renowned for his stunningly beautiful photographs of the ancient temples in Angkor, Cambodia, Japanese-born artist Kenro Izu has traveled extensively since 1979, capturing images of religious sites and monuments across the world. A number of these sites have never been photographed before, while others are endangered from neglect, environmental challenges, or overexposure to human contact. Much more than merely documentary in nature, Izu's photographs convey the spiritual essence of these sites that have resonated over millennia with peoples of many faiths.
Coincides with the exhibition, Kenro Izu gave a lecture at DIA, on his journey of years of experiences which touched his heart.