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Title:
Passage to Angkor
Author:
Izu, Kenro.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Santa Fe : Channel Photographics ; Gardena, CA : Distributed by SCB Distributors, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
115 pages : illustrations ; 25 x 32 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780974402932
Format :
Book

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The world's premier photographer of sacred sites, Kenro Izu's remarkable work both pays homage to the 19th-century masters of photography yet displays an undercurrent of striking modernity. Collected here are Izu's most accomplished Angkor Wat photographs, enhanced with the acclaimed poetry of Helen Ibbitson Jessup. Izu's Passage to Angkor will be featured in a traveling exhibition beginning December 2003.


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Library Journal Review

Although some believe that the camera can "steal" the soul of the subject, landscape photographer Izu (Still Life; Sacred Places) believes that the act of making a photograph can be a spiritual practice unto itself. Inspired by Francis Frith's 19th-century photographs of Egypt, Izu has spent more than 25 years photographing holy places around the world, in countries including Syria, Jordan, Scotland, Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia, and China. This volume focuses on the ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, where Izu has worked since 1979. Featuring 70 selected images of this sacred site, the book uses a tritone printing process that beautifully reproduces these incredibly detailed platinum prints, made from extremely large negatives (14" x 20"). Inspired by these photographs, independent scholar and curator Jessup (Art and Architecture of Cambodia) contributes poems and an essay, "Spirit of Place." Recommended for all general collections.-Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.