©Kenro Izu
©Kenro Izu 
Kenro Izu BLUE

22/11/2023 - 13/01/2024

TKB bldg. 3F 
2-3-4 Higashi Azabu, Minato-ku 
106-0044 Tokyo


PGI is proud to present Blue, the gallery’s second exhibition of works by Japanese photographer Kenro Izu.
In 1971, at the age of 21, Kenro Izu left his native Japan in 1971 for the United States. In the forty years since, he has continued to create photographic works on the themes of faith and human dignity. During a visit to Egypt in 1979, Izu discovered his fascination with sacred places, buildings and artifacts that transcend our understanding of the world. His long career has involved traveling to more than thirty countries around the world, including Bhutan and India where he photographed people of faith seeking the sacred within the human.
 He began working with 14×20-inch large format photography in 1983. The rich detail of large format film and the deep tones of his finely crafted platinum prints allow him to capture and express the singular and sublime nature of his subjects.
Taken with great care and patience, Izu’s works stir our imagination and emotions with their unique sense of presence and time.