English photographer Michael Kenna’s black-and-white evocations of the Po River, the longest river in Italy, are a voyage into the sublime. Contemplative, ethereal, and haunting scenes of the river and its accompanying fishing industry convey a sense of stillness and slowed time along its banks and in its surrounding landscape.
Kenna’s photography often focuses on the interaction between natural landscapes and human-made structures. “The Po is ancient, and I am only a fleeting visitor,” he says in a statement. “I have always loved the Heraclitus quote that says no man has ever stepped in the same river twice; it is not the same river and he is not the same man.” Il Fiume Po (the River Po), an online exhibition of his work, is the fourth show to premier on Photo-eye Gallery’s VisualServer X website builder. The exhibition is ongoing and can be accessed at riverpo.photoeye.com.
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