Michael Kenna @ EuARe 2018
Michael Kenna is an English photographer best known for his unusual black and white landscapes featuring ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night with exposures of up to 10 hours. His photos concentrate on the interaction between ephemeral atmospheric condition of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass.
Over twenty books have been published on his work, the subjects of which range from The Rouge, in Dearborn Michigan, to the snow-covered island of Hokkaido, Japan. Kenna's work is also held in permanent collections at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Kenna recently decided to give the eighty photographs of the entire series 2007-2016 Confessionals to the Foundation for religious sciences John XXIII.
The exhibition will be installed in Bologna during the European Academy of Religion (5-8 March 2018) and other exhibits are planned in several cities in and outside Europe.