Edward Burtynsky

 

Contemporary Photographers

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Edward Burtynsky’s photography is all about the destruction of our natural enviroment for our own well-being, or, as he phrases it “Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction.”

Update: Check out the discussion of his work (part 1, part 2) over at Modern Art Notes.

Update (2): slate.com has just made him their artist of the month. Lots of nice samples! Also don’t miss to look at the new work done in China.

Update (3): Have a look at Lensculture’s feature about the China series.

Update (4): There’s a nice interview with Edward Burtynsky here.