Ken Kitano

Belgium, Antwerp IBASHO

Ken Kitano (JP, 1968) graduated from the College of Mathematical Engineering at Nihon University in Chiba. He won the 16th Society of Photography Award in 2004 and the Newcomer’s Award of the Photographic Society of Japan in 2007. Kitano's renowned Our Face series has been exhibited extensively and collected by major museums in Japan and around the world. For his various series Kitano often employs analogue film and long exposure techniques which suit his visual research on space and time and resulting in otherworldly images that the human eye can never perceive, which is for Kitano 'the quintessence of photography'.