“The world doesn’t resemble my photos”, even though the subject of her photos is the world, whether the pyramids in Egypt, the waterfalls in Venezuela, the ice in Greenland, the wide expanses of sand in China, or the temples in Palmyra, Syria. The American Lynn Davis (born in 1944) observes things from afar in order to underline their grandeur. Hers are symbolic and metaphorical journeys to places where humans are forced to question themselves about the very essence of phenomena.
The perfection of her images from a photographic point of view (Davis began her career apprenticed to Berenice Abbot) leads viewers to ask themselves about the nature of what happens: about life and death, the deepest meaning of existence. In her black and white photos, the outcome of observation pondered over time, the clarity of the material exalts the form of the subjects. And so we breathe in profound spirituality, a spirituality underlined by a particular use of light. (Angela Madesani)