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- Edward Burtynsky

 

Born 1955 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

The photographs of Edward Burtynsky document a defining process of our times. They depict the places where raw nature meets the limitless desires of man. The result of this meeting is an industrial deforming of the landscape that seems without boundaries. Even when we would visit these quarries and refineries ourselves, we would not be aware of the scale these photographs so confrontingly show. Almost taking on the qualities of an abstract work, Burtynsky's decade long survey of these industries is not judgemental. While he does try to ignite a dialogue between our needs and the capacity of our planet, he doesn't present his work as a complaint on society.

 

Besides his work as a fine art photographer he applies himself to create a greater global awareness. As the 2005 winner of the TED price he represents a new kind off artistic engagement, not shy of business or commercialism, but always aware of the payoff of modern desire. His photographs reflect his way of thinking, providing a mirror rather than a fist of anger.

 

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Oil Fields 16  
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Oil Fields 16

2002

Chromogenic print / wooden frame

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Oil Fields 16

SOCAR Oil Fields 3 Baku, Azerbaijan

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Oil Spill15, Submerged Pipeline, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 14, Marsh Islands, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 13, Mississippi Delta, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 9, Oil Slick at Rip Tide, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 11, Nesting Grounds with Oil, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 5, Q4000 Drilling Platform, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 4, Oil Skimming Boat, Near Ground Zero, Gulf of Mexico, June 24, 2010

Oil Spill 1, REM Forza, Gulf of Mexico, May 11, 2010