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Photographer Kenneth Garrett talks about the story behind these images (below).

An Ever Changing Face

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An Ever Changing Face

“Fifty years from now someone can take that same picture again and it will be interesting to see how different it is.”
—Photographer Kenneth Garrett

At once king and cat, the Sphinx greets the morning sun at Giza with regal poise—though without a nose, which was destroyed in antiquity. Crouching in front of Khafre’s pyramid, this monumental sculpture pairs the ruler’s head with a lion’s body—wisdom and strength in timeless symmetry.

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett
2000, previously unpublished in NGM
From Treasures of Egypt, 2003

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Kenneth Garrett

Kenneth Garrett is a freelance photographer who specializes in archaeology, paleontology, and ancient cultures. He has photographed archaeological subjects worldwide for National Geographic and is responsible for more than half the images featured in Treasures of Egypt. “Each time I start a new story, it’s the thrill of the chase all over again,” Garrett says.
Garrett on Egypt
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Download: 15 inches (38 centimeters) or smaller Download: 15 inches (38 centimeters) or larger An Ever Changing Face Reaching the Eternities Still Looking Good Sacred Wonder of the World Love of a Lifetime A Theological Melting Pot The Moment of Truth A Timeless Pyramid Waking Up the Dead Preserving the Past