PR: Kenro Izu Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk


Kenro Izu in Conversation with Howard Greenberg

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2-4pm
at Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY

It has been over thirty years, since Kenro Izu first met gallerist Howard Greenberg, who had founded CPW just years before as the Catskill Center for Photography. Join us for a special afternoon at Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY, as Kenro and Howard talk about this creative partnership that has lasted decades. As Greenberg describes in the introduction of the book Kenro Izu. A Thirty Year Retrospective (Nazraeli Press, 2010), “I am certain that soon Kenro will reveal more extraordinary photographs; glorious images that only a mature, confident photographic artist can render. They will conjure up memories, triggered by over thirty years’ experience of knowing Kenro Izu and having his images imprinted in my mind. Thirty years of Kenro Izu’s world have changed, and enriched, my life forever.”


Poughkeepsie Journal, Linda Marston-Reid, “‘Sacred Places’ shows monuments to spiritual deities” (January 9, 2018)
B&H Photography Podcast, Allan Weitz, Food Photography and “Eating Delancey” (January 7, 2018)
Chronogram, Lynn Woods, “Kenro Izu: “Sacred Places” Exhibit in Aaron Rezny’s Kingston Studio” (January 1, 2018)
Kingston Radio 1490WKNY, “Center For Photography And Friends Visit The Italian Show On 1490WKNY Radio Kingston.ORG” (December 17, 2017)
Spectrum News Channel 6, “Center for Photography Fundraiser” (December 17, 2017)
Daily Freeman, Paul Kirby, “Warehouse in Midtown Kingston reborn as photo studio and gallery” (December 15, 2017)
Hudson Valley One, Doug Short, “Kenro Izu at the Center for Photography” (December 14, 2017)
Daily Freeman, Tania Baricklo, “Photos from Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios (December 14, 2017)

Special edition prints are still available. See details below.

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This gallery talk is part of special programming and an exhibition featuring Kenro Izu’s exhibition Sacred Places, held at the newly inaugurated Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY. The exhibition may be viewed during the event, limited weekend hours and by appointment.

Please note that Kenro’s special edition print will be on sale during the event for the discounted price of $150 (regular price is $250).  Proceeds from the print edition benefit CPW’s artist programs, including exhibitions that on average draw an audience of 10,000 or more, the renowned artist-in-residence program, workshops, workspaces, lecture series and more.

Kingston Hours: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3-6pm (reception); Sunday, December 17, 2017, noon – 4pm. 2018 weekend hours: January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, noon – 4pm.  Exhibition venue: 76 Prince Street, Kingston, NY. The exhibition is free and open to the public. To make a special appointment to visit the exhibition, please contact the Aaron Rezny Studio at (212) 691-1894.

Image at top: Fundraiser print, Kenro Izu, Hampi No. 15, India, 1996

Kenro Izu, Ayutthaya No. 36, Thailand, 1998


Kenro Izo has generously made two prints available as a special edition to support CPW’s programs. The two images “Ayutthaya No. 36, Thailand, 1998″ and “Hampi No. 15, India, 1996″ speak to the timeless beauty of ancient Asian culture. The photographs are beautifully printed archivally in an edition of 50. The image size is 8 x 11-1/2″ on 11 x 14″ paper. The edition sells at a greatly discounted price of $250 per print, however, at the fundraising and special event they go on a super flash sale for $150 (online and at gallery). BUY YOUR PRINT NOW. The images can be purchased at 76 Prince Street Studios or at CPW during gallery hours, or any time from CPW’s online store (Hampi and Ayutthaya).


Kenro Izu (b. 1949) made his first trip to Egypt in 1979, which inspired him to begin his series Sacred Places, an exploration that is still in progress. Work on this series have taken Izu to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile). More recently, he has focused on Buddhist and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and, most recently Bhutan and India.

Izu has been the recipient of the Catskill Center for Photography Fellowship in 1992, a NEA grant in 1984, the New York Foundation for Arts grant in 1985, the Lou Stouman Award in 1999, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001, the Vision Award from the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2005 and a Lucie Award in 2007.

A related exhibition, Eternal Light, by Kenro Izu is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through December 9.