Lynn Davis Begins Photographic Shoot in India

TORONTO, ON FEBRUARY 16, 2007 – Lynn Davis, one of the world’s foremost landscape photographers, begins her next global assignment in India on March 3rd, 2007.

Ms. Davis, an internationally sought after photographer, creates large scale black and white prints which are exhibited around the globe.

Her work appears in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Her collection of images include such natural wonders as the Icebergs in Greenland, the Grand Geyser in Yellowstone and Wave Rock in Australia as well architectural wonders such as the Rocks of Petra, the Pyramids of Egypt and various temples throughout China.

The World Heritage Project (WHP) aims to become the most comprehensive multimedia collection of the World Heritage sites around the globe. The rich history and personal stories of many of our planet’s greatest wonders are being brought to life in varied artistic formats in order to enlighten, educate and entertain. Proceeds gained through the series will be charitably distributed to areas in need of social and/or environmental assistance.

Ms Davis's photographs will be an important contribution to WHP inaugural project, The Treasures of India.

In India, Ms. Davis will focus on the Group of Monuments at Hampi as well as Sravanabelagola. The site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. Its princes built Dravidian temples and palaces until the empire came to an end in 1565 when the city was ransacked by a confederacy of Deccan sultanates.

Sravanabelagola is one of the oldest and most important Jain pilgrimage centres in India. It is the site of the 17m high statue of Gomateshvara which is believed to be the world’s tallest monolithic statue.