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Preview: Eternal Light, Kenro Izu, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on October 16, 2017 at 11:00 am
eternal light photograph by kenro izu

Eternal Light 40 # 4, Allahabad, India, 2013

Photographer Kenro Izu has been a busy individual. Unafraid of travelling the world for inspiration, Izu has compiled both a book and photographs from a recent trip to India, both of which Howard Greenberg Gallery are eager to exhibit.

Two holy cities, Varanasi and Allahabad, inspired New York-based Kenro Izu, who has traveled to India frequently since his first visit 20 years ago. With a name that means “city of light,” Varanasi is considered the spiritual capital of India, a destination for pilgrimages and, for Hindus, the final destination for those who wish to be cremated along the Ganges. Allahabad is the holy city where three rivers meet. The confluence point of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati rivers – called Triveni Sangam – is sacred, and bathing there is said to flush away all of one’s sins.

Kenro Izu (b. 1949) was born in Osaka, Japan.
During his studies at Nippon University’s college of art, Izu visited New York in 1970 to study photography, and subsequently decided to stay and work. In 1979, Izu made his first trip to Egypt, which inspired him to begin his series Sacred Places, an exploration that is still in progress. He has traveled to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island. More recently, he has focused on Buddhist and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and, most recently Bhutan and India. He has published several books of his work including: Sacred PlacesKenro Izu Still Life, and Passage to Angkor.

The exhibit will open on October 26th and run until the crest of holiday season – December 9th, 2017.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

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