12 October – 23 November
Mon – Fri 10.00 – 17.00, Sat 10.00 – 15.00.
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Widely considered to be one the foremost landscape photographers of his generation, Michael Kenna has been looking at our world in ways quite out of the ordinary for forty years. 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 both a diurnal and nocturnal photographer, fascinated by times of day when light is at its most pliant. With night-time exposures of up to ten hours, his photographs often record details that the human eye is not able to perceive.
Kenna’s photographic prints have been shown in over six hundred gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world, and are included in such permanent collections as The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; The National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; The Shanghai Art Museum; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
In 2001, Kenna was made a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in France. Born in Widnes, England in 1953, he currently lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and continues to photograph throughout the world.
This unique exhibition of his hand made silver gelatin prints documents his creative explorations to date, and celebrates Michael’s return to his hometown on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.