Michael Kenna - head image

Michael Kenna: Haiku

December 22, 2015 - June 5, 2016

Sixty-six photographs by Michael Kenna depict nature and the manmade from countries around the world. A haiku is a simple Japanese poem reduced to three lines that address impressions of nature. Appreciative of Japanese culture, acclaimed photographer Michael Kenna photographs landscapes and familiar cities through a simplified lens. Finding dramatic angles, evocative atmosphere and times of day, Kenna’s lyrical images express a unique response to Paris, rural Ireland, and much more—a Zen-like beauty emerges. In 2013, these photographs were gifted to the Harn Museum from a Gainesville family. 




Sunday, February 28
3 pm

The Art of Michael Kenna
Carol McCusker



Images (left to right)

Michael Kenna, Fountain of Flora, Versailles, France, Negative: 1988, Print: 1992
Michael Kenna, Golden Gate Bridge, Study 2, San Francisco, California, Negative: 1988, Print: 1992
Michael Kenna, Homage to Atget, Parc de Sceaux, Paris, France, Negative: 1988, Print: 1992
Michael Kenna, Four Birds, St. Nazaire, France, Negative: 2000, Print: 2001
All images: Gift of Melvin and Lorna Rubin and museum purchase, funds provided by the Harn Curator of Photography Endowment