edward burtynsky

i was browsing through cut+paste blog & was taken back by the photographs taken by edward burtynsky. these photographs were taken during the filming of the documentary manufactured landscapes by jennifer baichwil. burtynsky is known for his large-scale photography capturing the industrial revolution.

"MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is a feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky makes large-scale photographs of ‘manufactured landscapes’ – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. He photographs civilization’s materials and debris, but in a way people describe as “stunning” or “beautiful,” and so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to easily answer them.

The film follows Burtynsky to China as he travels the country photographing the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. Sites such as the Three Gorges Dam, which is bigger by 50% than any other dam in the world and displaced over a million people, factory floors over a kilometre long, and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai’s urban renewal are subjects for his lens and our motion picture camera." - the edward burtynsky website

UPDATE: manufactured landscapes will be playing for one week only at varsity theatre, starting tomorrow, july 13th.

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