Bryony Dunne - Edge of Giza, 2016

Set in the vicinity of the Pyramids of Giza this series aims to subvert the “white backdrop” and “decorative prop” conventions of 19th and early-20th century orientalist photography in Egypt: Instead of using the backdrop to disconnect the subject from their surroundings, the frame embraces the iconic site upon which countless livelihoods depend. The security fence, stretching across each scene, speaks to the rule of man and the notion of access; none of these guides possess the official license required to operate inside the Giza complex.

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