Kenro Izu – Searching for the Divine through the camera lens


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Kenro Izu, photographer and philanthropist, who is searching for the Divine through the lens of his camera, in a candid conversation with Mark Ulyseas.

Kenro Izu (b. 1949) was born in Osaka, Japan. During his studies at Nippon University, college of art, Izu visited New York in 1970 to study photography, and subsequently decided to stay and work. In 1975, after working as an assistant to other photographers, Izu established Kenro Izu Studio in New York City. He has had numerous exhibitions of his work across the world, published books and founded Friends Without A Border, an NGO, which set up two children’s hospitals – one in Cambodia and the other in Laos.








Photographs © Kenro Izu (except the one of Yumiko and Kenro on page one)

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