Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers. The predominant theme in his work is nature transformed through industry and he has documented some of the most poignant examples of this around the world. Often using an aerial vantage point, his large-scale photographs are rich in detail and vast in scale, sometimes verging on the appearance of painterly abstractions. Burtynsky works on each project for several years before it is released. His photographs are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Tate Modern, London. His awards and distinctions include the TED Prize, and the Governor General’s Award in Visual Media Arts. This exhibition will present the entire Burtynsky gift of thirty-one large-format photographs from around the Earth.
Curated by John Leroux and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.