Anglo-American photographer, born in 1953 in Widnes, Lancashire, England, internationally renowned master of black and white landscape, Michael Kenna is a tireless traveler, a citizen of the world.
He studied at the Banbury School of Art and later at the London College of Printing where he graduated with distinction in 1976. Coming from a working class background, he saw photography not only as a means of personal expression but also as a way to make a living.
In 1977 he moved to San Francisco, then to Seattle, where he lives today.
Walking, day and night observation, waiting, meditation, silence, the exposure time can be long, chanting and feed time of travel and the work of the artist.
Beyond fashions, silver prints reveal the depth, the quest for intelligibility; he sees more clearly, it increases our understanding of the human.
Michael Kenna offers us the beauty of the world.
Michael Kenna performs all his silver prints himself, he likes small sizes that are an invitation to intimacy. His prints are in all institutional collections in the world, already more than 60 books devoted to it.