We Are Entering Egypt: A light struck, and darkly angular landscape. . .a new revelation of gravity. . .It is a world of personal transformation, as the Pyramids morph from square and firm, to a suspension, slightly off the ground. . .the energy of recent myth. and human longing.
Mary Ann Lynch presents for us a powerful and magical Egypt. We are pulled with force back in time, and on to the power of forward. Lynch has given us ease of passage.
Lynch's vision is searing, clean and sharp, yet always in mystery. It is all done with a low-tech camera: the plastic Diana. Entering Egypt is among the very best work of those who have chosen to use this simple instrument.
We turn our faces toward the sun. Nancy L. Rexroth November 2011
Early praise for Entering Egypt
"Magnificent." Lucien Clergue, 2005
"A view of Egypt from deep in the fabric of the culture, from a photographer
working at full stride, Entering Egypt is a clear contribution
My purpose in traveling to
Egypt in 2000 was to begin the new millennium with a spiritual and
creative retreat, immersing myself in the ancient world of temples,
myth, mystery and energetic force fields. Entering Egypt is the
result of three trips of two weeks each, in 2000, 2001 and 2002, as part of a group led by a visionary healer named Isis.
Traveling to both remote and
well-trafficked sites, I time-traveled as well, often experiencing
consciousness shifts, when my inner and outer worlds merged. At sacred
places and sites, I photographed with my vintage Diana plastic cameras
-- not to record or document what I saw, but to capture what I so often
felt: time's continuum and the power of place.
The people's revolution in
Egypt in 2011 was to me a signal: It was time for this work to fully
appear, as photography book and exhibition. With these I invite others
to experience for themselves what Egypt gave me as I traveled its river
of light to places of remembering, majesty and awe.
All photographs and text are copyright 2012 Mary Ann Lynch unless otherwise noted. No materials can be copied, reproduced, used, or altered in any manner or by any form of reproduction without written permission from Mary Ann Lynch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org