The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is one of the finest sightseeing places in Egypt on level with Giza Pyramids and Luxor’s temples
In Luxor’s Valley of Kings near sharp rock stands well preserved Temple of Pharaoh Hatshepsut.For long years this women-pharaoh to give food for thought of novelists and proposed the new riddles for Egyptologists. After death of her father Pharaoh Thutmose I she married her stepbrother Thutmose II. When he died in pretty young age there was only one underage successor – Thutmose III, the son of one from his junior wives. So Hatshepsut ruled Egypt on his behalf and occupied throne for 22 years. Even for this time her death is still a mystery, her mummy doesn’t identify for sure, and the version of her death as a result of conspiracy her brother-in-law and nephew Thutmose III doesn’t confirm. But nevertheless his first step as a pharaoh was complete removal her pictures and statues from temples and monuments and changed them to his images.
Hatshepsut Temple was built by Senemut (an architect and admittedly her lover) near the foot of 300 meters rock as a mortuary temple. Temple complex is situated on 3 terraces. In medium terrace wall frescos tells about well-known Hatshepsut’s travel to the Land of Punt (probably modern Somalia). Here represented Hatshepsut’s (she dressed like a man) greetings to thick Punt’s king, also with goods exchange and its transportation. Hatshepsut’s godlike origin was immortalized in Hall of Birth. The ramp leads to the upper halls. For sad Coptic monks (in some periods Hatshepsut Temple was a monastery) destroyed most wall paintings.
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Last week, the TEN AND ONE winners flew in from all over the world to enjoy a week of workshops and exchange about their love for photography. I had the pleasure of spending a day with them and the Lomography staff, going on one of the famous LomoWalks.
A slight contrast to what is usually on display in The Rubin Museum of Art in Chelsea, Henri Cartier-Bresson's work has taken place for some time in the scared home of many ancient Himalayan artworks and pieces of the surrounding areas, including India.
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Longstanding community member Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is now one of our TEN AND ONE AWARD judges. He has been shooting in analogue for many years and mixes up colour drenched xpro shots with double exposures and film swaps with the likes of HODACHROME.
Garrett is a Canadian born photographer who has been working in Hong Kong for 4 years. As a proud owner of an LC-A, an LC-A+ and an LC-Wide, we naturally wanted to see some of his shots, so he's kindly agreed to share some of his finest work with us. Let's take a look!
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March is Women's History Month and we want to take a closer look at the wonderful women behind cameras. Lauren Lepore loves capturing true NYC moments to last in her photos beyond the existence of people and places. We talked to her about her thoughts on "controversial" work and the depiction of women in photography.