Kenro Izu at Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd.

Rancho de Taos #8, New Mexico (1993, printed in 2005), platinum palladium print

Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1949, photographer Kenro Izu relocated to New York City at the age of 21. After opening his East Coast studio in 1974, he began photographing the world’s sacred places and continued his preoccupation with this subject matter throughout his career.

Izu is one of many prominent 20th-century photographers whose works reflect their enduring love of New Mexico’s land, people, and culture. Izu’s New Mexico-themed work is included in New Mexico: Ancient Land and Culture, a group photography exhibition that includes works by Paul Caponigro, Walter Chappell, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Liliane de Cock.

The exhibition is open by appointment only starting on Friday, July 1, (through Sept. 9) or view it online at

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