Lynn Davis

LynnDavis

“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)
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Available works


  • Tomb of Xiaoling, Outside Beijing [China #19]

    gelatin silver print, toned with sepia and selenium
    110 x 108,5 cm


  • Monastery, Petra, Jordan, 1995

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 102 cm


  • Meroe, Sudan, 1998

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm


  • Taitur, Entrance Way, Yemen, 1996

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 101,6 cm


  • Ice house, Iran, 2011

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 102 cm


  • Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Isfahan, Iran, 2001

    gelatin silver print
    101,6 x 102 cm


  • Evening, NorthUmberland Strait XIII, 1995

    gelatin silver print


  • Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, China, 2001

    gelatin silver print, toned with sepia and selenium
    91 x 233 cm


  • Barraqish "YTHL", Kingdom of Ma'in, Yemen, 1999

    gelatin silver print
    71,1 x 71,1 cm


  • Cementery stemps, Dunhuang [China #10], 2001

    gelatin silver print, toned with sepia and selenium
    101,6 x 101,6 cm

Ice

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  • From 1st to 4th February 2019, Studio la Città will participate to Arte Fiera with the renewed concept of LA CITTÀ PROJECTS with an exhibition entirely dedicated to the works by Vincenzo Castella and Lynn Davis.
    February 1-4, 2019 | Hall 25 – Stand A/37 | Arte Fiera – Bologna


  • Lynn Davis is one of the protagonists of the FutuRuins. Il corpo e la pietra exhibition which opens on  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice.
    December 19, 2018 – March 24, 2019 | Palazzo Fortuny – Venice