Michael Kenna


Michael Kenna Biography

Michael Kenna is an English photographer acclaimed for his elegant black and white photographs of landscapes.  Kenna studied painting and photography at the Banbury School of Art and later attended the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication).  In 1977, he moved to America and since that time has traveled widely to photograph a variety of unique natural and historic landscapes. Kenna frequently takes his photographs near dawn or dusk, using long exposures to capture details that cannot be perceived by the human eye. The resulting photos are rich in gradations of black, gray, and white and often have a mysterious, haunting quality. Kenna’s photographs are widely collected and are in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the National Gallery of Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and elsewhere.