Edward Burtynsky
Robert Koch Gallery
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Edward Burtynsky
(Canadian, 1955 - )

Edward Burtynsky's large-scale color photographs document the many facets of nature as it is transformed through human industry. Exquisitely detailed and exactingly rendered, his images strike an intricate balance between a somber reportage and a powerfully seductive aesthetic. His various series, including shipbreaking yards, rock quarries and industrial refineries, reflect the dilemma between society's desire for prosperity and the suffering it exacts upon the environment. Born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1955, Burtynsky graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto with a B.A. in Photographic Arts. His photography was the subject of a career retrospective, with catalog, at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario (2003); and has been exhibited at various institutions across North America. His work is included in the collections of the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Burtynsky
Mines / Railcuts

Burtynsky
Shipbreaking

Burtynsky
China
Burtynsky
Quarries
 
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