Kenro Izu - Impermanence
Impermanence celebrates the extraordinary fifty-year career of photographer Kenro Izu since he first arrived in America from Japan in 1971. The selection of photographs represent the broad range of subjects Izu has contemplated through the lens of his camera: sacred ruins from across the globe; still-life studies; the people and cultural traditions in countries such as Bhutan and India; the haunting specter of devastation from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy; and what remains of Fuzhou, a mostly abandoned and all-but-forgotten area in China’s Jiangxi province. It also includes a first look at his current three-part project in Japan that features photographs of exquisite Noh masks, some more than six hundred years old.
• Essay by Kenro Izu
• Accompanying text by Eikoh Hosoe and Howard Greenberg
• Hardcover with available printed cloth slipcase
• 12 x 13 in
• 220 quadtone images
• 324 pages