Similar to Lynne Deutch's series in Cambodia, Burma is another country in Southeast Asia known for its arduous history and extraordinary architecture. Lynne's love for these cultures naturally pulls her camera away from the more notable temples, instead focusing on the difficulties facing Burmese citizens still under military dictatorship pre-2016. There is a clear sense of unease on the faces in Lynne's photographs. Many, especially the older generations, look unsteadily at the camera, reflecting their distrust after decades of military control. Even more astonishing are Lynne's shots of young children, many of whom are “pimped” out by family members to beg on the streets. While circumstances continue to adjust in Burma, there is an underlying sense of composure in this series — a feeling that their straightforward way of life will continue to pull them through even the most difficult circumstances.
Additional Works by Lynne can be viewed at Saatchi Art