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Michael Kenna

Harvest Moon over Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, 2013
Toned gelatin silver print
8.125 x 7.75 inches
Edition #2/45, signed
Retail framed: $2,750
© Michael Kenna; courtesy the artist and G. Gibson Gallery

Michael Kenna is one of the most influential photographers working today. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate primarily on the interaction between the natural landscape and human-made structures. Kenna is particularly famous for the intimate scale of his photography and his meticulous personal printing style. He works in the traditional, non-digital, photographic medium. His exquisitely hand crafted black and white prints, which he still makes himself, reflect a sense of refinement, respect for history, and thorough originality.

During Kenna’s forty five year career, his photographs have been shown in over four hundred and fifty one-person gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world, and are included in over a hundred permanent institutional collections, including; The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Born in Widnes, Lancashire, England in 1953, Kenna currently lives with his family in Seattle, Washington, USA, and continues to photograph throughout the world.

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