Kenro Izu

Kenro Izu was born in Osaka, Japan in 1949. Izu studied at the Nihon University College of Arts, Tokyo, prior to moving to NYC in 1970, where he has since lived and worked. Izu began working in 14×20-inch large format photography in the 1980s, and has extensively photographed sacred sites in more than thirty countries around the world. He is known for his delicately crafted platinum palladium prints, a medium of which he is considered a master. A visit to Angkor Wat in 1993 made Izu aware of the outstanding number of victimized children struggling with the consequences of Cambodia’s vast minefields. This awareness led Izu to establish a free hospital for children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and to found the nonprofit organization Friends Without A Border in 1966, that funds medical treatment and healthcare programs for disadvantaged children and their families in Southeast Asia. He has since traveled to locations including India, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Bhutan and parts of the Middle East. Izu’s works are collected by major museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Rubin Museum of Art, NY; and Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, among others. Two monographic exhibitions have been held of Izu’s photography at the Rubin Museum of Art, and four have been held to date at the Kiyosato Photo Art Museum.

Exhibitions at PGI

2021.11.24-2022.01.21 Mono no Aware



Related Exhibitions


Sacred Places of Asia: The Platinum Photographs of Kenro Izu, Hanzomon Museum


Kenro Izu – Journey without a map,  Roonee 247 fine arts, Tokyo


Kenro Izu – Unpublished work : Journey without a map,   iwao gallery


Two Person Exhibition – Sacred Structures,   Byrdcliff Kleinart/James Center for the Arts, New York


ETERNAL LIGHT, gallery bauhaus, Tokyo

2020.11.18-12.07 FUZHOU: FORGOTTEN LAND, FUJIFILM Imaging Plaza Tokyo, Tokyo

POMPEII / REQUIEM, Fujifilm Photo Salon, FUJIFILM SQUARE, Tokyo, Tokyo


SEDUCTION OF PEAR, gallery bauhaus, Tokyo