Michael Kenna, Homage to Atget, Parc de Sceaux, Paris, France, 1988, 8″ x 7″, gelatin-silver print, courtesy of the artist

FotoFocus Presents: Michael Kenna

January 17, 2014

Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm
Fath Auditorium, Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Free and Open to the Public

Reservations are not required, but early arrival is recommended.
Parking is free for Cincinnati Art Museum Members, $4 for non-members.

Reception

A public reception will immediately follow the lecture in the Great Hall.

About the Artist

Michael Kenna’s landscapes are unpopulated, simple, serene, and subtle.
Often using very long exposures at night or dawn to soften the hard edge of reality, his minimalist images demand quiet attention from the viewer. Described as elegant, pure, and ephemeral, his work speaks eloquently to the strength of simple beauty.

Kenna’s small, quiet, black-and-white photographs have been published in over forty books and exhibited extensively, both internationally and throughout the United States. His work can be found in public collections such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas; and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Born and educated in England, Kenna now makes his home in Seattle, Washington.