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Edward Burtynsky OC is a Canadian photographer and artist. Born of Ukrainian hertiage in 1955 in St. Catharines, Ontario, he studied at the Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated from the Photographic Arts / Media Studies program with a Bachelor of Applied Arts, and at Niagara College, where he obtained a diploma in graphic arts. His works are housed in over fifty museums worldwide, numerous corporate collections, and books.
Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings #34 image via www.inhabitat.com
Edward Burtynsky, Mines #17 image via www.mexicanpictures.com
Edward Burtynsky: Silver Lake Operations #1, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia, 2007 [image via www.fotofreo.com]
The grand, awe-inspiring beauty of his images is often in tension with the compromised environments they depict. Burtynsky is also the recipient of three honorary doctorates, and the esteemed TED prize. Burtynsky currently chairs the board of directors of the high profile online sustainability magazine Worldchanging, and sits on the board of CONTACT, Toronto’s international festival of photography.
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Edward Burtynsky- Tanggu Port, Tianjin, 2005
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