Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky ©Birgit Kleber

Edward Burtynsky, a Canadian artist, is known largely in the photography world for his sustained investigation of the human effects on the world. Burtynsky’s works have been featured in collections in over sixty museums worldwide. Starting his interest in photography at age 11 after his father gave him his own camera, he started by photographing machinery at the factory his father worked at. This led to him eventually studying photography at Ryerson University, and founding Toronto Image Works, a darkroom rental facility, custom photo laboratory, digital imaging, and new media computer-training center. Burtynsky’s major projects throughout his career include Quarries, Oil, Water, and Anthropocene. He’s dedicated over 40 years into witnessing the impact of humans on the planet.

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