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Edward Burtynsky

Photographic Artist

Edward Burtynsky is a photographic artist whose depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His imagery explores the intricate link between industry and nature, combining the raw elements of mining, quarrying, manufacturing, shipping, oil production and recycling into eloquent, highly expressive visions.

How does the oil industry transform America’s landscape? This was partly the topic of Edward Burtynsky’s book “Oil.” Here, he discusses his stunning photograph of the Kern Oil Field in […]