Michael Kenna reviewed by Square Cylinder

February 2019

The Japanese word sodachi describes the importance of the place you were born and raised and its influence on your taste, character and path in life. Photographer Michael Kenna has said that his solitary boyhood in a small British industrial town, wandering through deserted places, had a greater influence on his work than his art school education.… read more

Michael Kenna serves as juror for photography exhibit

Nocturnes & Noir: A Juried Night Photography Exhibit

February 2017

Michael Kenna served as a juror for Nocturnes & Noir, a night photography exhibit at the Harvey Milk Photo Center.… read more

Arigato Sugimoto-San, Calais, France, 1998

Pro Cameraman interviews Michael Kenna

July 2012

Born 1953 in Lancashire, England. He studied photography at London College of Printing in London, England. Even though he started off his career as a commercial photographer, he followed his passion for his personal work and then moved to United States in the late seventies. He has had shows in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. He also has photographs included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washinton, D.C., Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and many others. He has photographed for 40 years, and has had over fifty published books and monographs.… read more

Artworks Magazine profiles Michael Kenna

Alone With Michael Kenna

June 2007

In a corner of Michael Kenna’s studio, a few dozen medals hang from a hook – inexpensive medallions attached to brightly colored ribbons and imprinted with words like Boston and New York. They are marathon medals. He’s completed 44 so far, and will race again in San Diego in June. “I like long distance running,” he says. “It’s like photography in some ways. I think any- time you’re in solitude for three or four hours and physi- cally pressed, your mind tends to be liberated some- what. I just find that I wander off into my own world.” Kenna likes to be alone –with his thoughts and with his camera.… read more

Interview with Michael Kenna

January 2003

Michael Kenna's quiet approach to the environment provides a glimpse into the provocative and subtle serenity of landscape photography. Michael creates dream-like scenes by combining innovative and traditional photographic techniques. The results are soft, stark, enigmatic views of gardens, industrial sites, land, and seascapes from around the world. Water may become a sea of mist or the geometry of human intervention contrasted with a wispy cloud-filled sky. His photographs suggest contemplation and a poetic vision.… read more