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Japan / A Love Story by Michael Kenna, at Peter Fetterman Gallery


11 May 2024 - 20 Jul 2024

Michael Kenna has been photographing landscapes around the world for over fifty years. His in-depth explorations and imagery of Japan, which he first visited in 1987, stand out as perhaps his most distinguished and well-known works. “On my first visit to Japan, I was blown away by the aesthetics, the spiritual and religious aspects, the curiosity of the people, their friendliness and generosity,” Kenna says. “Later, I went to Northern Hokkaido in the middle of winter, and it looked to me like a stark sumi-e ink painting, a white canvas with Kanji characters marked on it. I’ve been in love with the place ever since.”

This exceptional collection of one hundred original silver gelatin prints, hand-crafted by Kenna, has been curated by Peter Fetterman. The exhibition will be complemented by publication of a book of the same name by Nazraeli Press, designed by Japan’s Hideyuki Taguchi.

The exhibition will run at Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica from May 11 to July 20, with a public book-signing on May 11; and at Asia House, New Cavendish Street in London from September 24 – October 20, with a public book-signing on September 28. Full details and opening times are included below. An exhibition website will also available.

JAPAN / A LOVE STORY is sponsored by global media companies, Nikkei and Financial Times. It is presented by them in partnership with Peter Fetterman Gallery.

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Peter Fetterman Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, California 90404