Bhutan: The Sacred Within (Special Edition with Print) by Kenro Izu. First edition (2007). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. Presented in a clamshell box. The book is still in shrink wrap. Comes with a with a limited edition original print. Signed, dated and numbered (25/25) by Kenro Izu. No markings neither to book, nor print. However, there is some toning to top of clamshell box, as well as a bump to bottom right corner of it.
About Bhutan: The Sacred Within (Special Edition with print)
Kenro izu has been photographing sacred places since the 1970s. When it comes to Bhutan (a Buddhist country in the Himalayas), Izu documented not only the breathtaking landscape but the spiritual intensity of this place and its people.
The result is a stunning body of work that fluctuates between photojournalism and pictorialism. Izu’s black and white images portray this place that lays almost literally up in the clouds. The photographer tried to capture the character of the Buhtanese as much as the peaceful and spiritual feel of this incredible place.
Presented in a stunning clamshell orange box, this beautifully poetic book comes with a signed and numbered print.
About Kenro Izu
Kenro Izu was born in Osaka, Japan in 1949. During studying art at Nihon University in Tokyo, Izu visited to New York, and decided to reside there at age of 21.
After opening his studio in New York City in 1974, Izu started traveling and photographed world’s “Sacred Places” in 1979, and since then the project become his life-long work. For the projects, Izu uses 14×20 inch film camera to create Platinum Print which render the subtle nuance and capturing the spirituality of the sacred place until 2013. From2013 to 2016, A documentary project “Eternal Light” of the people who live and die in the fringe of India society by using a medium format film camera. From 2015 to 2017, a project of “Pompeii Requiem” to portray the city and people vanished nearly 2000 years ago by volcanic eruption at Pompeii, Italy. From 2017 to 2019, a project, “Fuzhou-A forgotten land” in China was completed. “Noh” project, was the first photographic project in Japan, to capture deep emotion which has been absorbed over 600 year old Noh mask.
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