Japan, b. 1949
After graduating from Nippon University in Tokyo, Kenro Izu relocated to New York and in 1974 established Kenro Izu Studio in New York City. Izu has been successful not only in his commercial assignments, but also his art photography. His renowned studio works include many series of still-life images, with objects of nature and human body.Since the late 1970s, he has also been photographing a series entitled Sacred Places, exploring sacred architecture and sites in Asia, including Cambodia, India, and Bhutan. His photographs are in a permanent collections in numerous museums in the United States and Japan. In 2012, Serindia Gallery exhibited his still-life works under the theme Yin. He has published ten books.