Cambodia is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and, like many of its neighbors, is a country with a difficult history. Most celebrated though is the stunning architecture of its ancient buildings and temples, notably the Buddhist complexes spotted throughout the country. Lynne Deutch took a less-common approach when photographing this region though, focusing on these amazing structures yes, but, at the same time, on the adults and children of modern Cambodia. Lynne does the difficult job of illustrating the intersection of western influence with the traditions of the Buddhist Monks who are slowly rebuilding their culture after a bloody period in the late 1970's. Through Lynne's lens we feel a sense of positivity. Her favorite photo is that of a young girl in pigtails holding her puppy and turtle – a captivating image of innocence and normality. While she ultimately spent time photographing both architecture and people, Lynne's time in Cambodia continued her intense exploration of the human condition.
Additional Works by Lynne can be viewed at Saatchi Art