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Kenro Izu: Light Over Ancient Angkor, Platinum Prints [SIGNED]

Publisher: New York: Friends Without A Border, 1997
Edition: 2nd Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0965357422
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111412



1996/1997. Second edition (originally published in 1996). Signed and dated 2007 in black ink on the title page by Izu. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Kenro Izu. Essays (in English and Japanese) by Eikoh Hosoe, Tadao Umesao and Helen Ibbitson Jessup. Includes a biography, selected solo exhibition history, selected collections, an essay on the platinum print process, an annotated map of 13th-century Angkor Monuments and informational text about the Angkor Clinic for Children and the Friends Without A Border organizations. Designed by Katsuji Asada. Unpaginated (96 pp.), with 65 tritone plates beautifully printed in Italy from separations by Sele Offset, Torino. 10 x 10 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1996 exhibition "Kenro Izu: Light Over Ancient Angkor" at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, sponsored by the Consulate of Cambodia in Japan.


Fine (very light surface wear, visible only in raking light).


The Friends Without A Border, founded by Kenro Izu in 1995, is a non-profit organization with the sole objective of saving the lives of Asian children. As stated in the book, "An estimated eight million land mines have been planted in Cambodia since the 1940s. Forty thousand civilians [many of them children] have been injured or killed...Also, due to insufficient medical facilities, there are victims of pediatric diseases which are obsolete in Japan and most Western countries. Friends Without A Border is building the Angkor Clinic for Children to provide much needed free aid to these injured and sick children." Izu raises money for the Angkor clinic through the sale of his photographs of the ancient Angkor monument, "which has profoundly touched his heart."