Edward Burtynsky | the artist
The artist Edward Burtynsky
Born Febr 22 1955, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
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Edward Burtynsky's large-scale color photographs document the many facets of nature as it is transformed through human industry…
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Burtynsky says that these images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear…
Edward Burtynsky's large-scale colour photographs document the many facets of nature as it is transformed through human industry. Exquisitely detailed and exactly rendered, Burtynsky's images strike an intricate balance between a sombre reportage and a powerfully seductive aesthetic. His various series, including shipbreaking yards, urban mines, quarries and industrial refineries, reflect the dilemma between man's desire for prosperity, and the suffering we exact on the environment…