Lynne Deutch's Egypt series tackles the relationship between contemporary society and ancient civilization, illustrating both the lines running through Egypt's history as well as the contrast between past and present culture. She photographs citizens roaming through venerable ruins in their familiar, lightweight robes while another shot portrays a group of middle-aged men in denim jeans resting beside a camel – something that still plays an integral role in the Egyptian landscape. Some are architectural photos at their core; large columns coated in deep shadows cast by the desert sun or a sea of roofless, stone ruins. These images, both figurative and architectural, help us bridge the gap between what many of us know about the North African country, and what many of us do not.
Additional Works by Lynne can be viewed at Saatchi Art