Born: 1944 (Minneapolis, MN)

Former apprentice to the late great documentary photographer Berenice Abbott, Lynn Davis carries on the grand tradition of late 19th – early 20th century travel photography by capturing the emotive beauty of the world's greatest landscapes. With her uniform, head-on framing, Davis's austere compositions reveal the grandeur and geometry of her subjects. Whether historical monuments of exceptional innovation or natural landscapes of the purest simplicity, her dramatic large-format images inspire reflection and wonderment. After exploring the length and breath of the Americas, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Davis traveled to Iran in 2001 to focus her lens on the fascinating sites of ancient Persia. From Pasargadae, the first capital of the Achemenid Empire, to the remarkable architectures of the "ice houses," in her body of work, Ancient Persia, at the Galerie Karsten Greve, Davis captures the feelings experienced before the vestiges of a pioneering civilization.