Over the last twenty-five years, Kenro Izu has taken photographs of religious sites in use for millennia, from Asia to the Pacific Islands, from the Middle East to Europe. Invariably, for want of a better description, these were places that were possessed of ‘spirituality’. Izu made ‘documents’ of places of worship as diverse as Easter Island, Teotihuacan, Angkor Wat, Stonehenge, the monuments of the Chinese Silk Road, Palmyra, Mustang, Hampi, the caves of Ajanta, Borobudur, Pagan, and Lhasa. Izu’s efforts to document these sites corresponds with a time when many of the world’s sacred venues are endangered due to neglect, environmental challenges, tourism, or even deliberate destruction. For the artist, though, ‘The important thing is the spirituality of these monuments’.