Edward Burtynsky

Born 1955
Hometown Ontario, Canada
Lives and Works Toronto, Canada
BA, Photographic Arts (Media Studies Program), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 1982
Graphic Arts, Niagara College, Welland, Ontario, Canada, 1976

Bibliothèque National, Paris, France
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York
Flowers, London
Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Art 45, Montreal, Canada
Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Köln, Germany
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

The photographs of Canadian-born Edward Burtynsky are vivid documents of the decline of the earth's natural state due to the interference of human beings. Rich in color and depth, he documents everything from Canada's mines and railways, to China's manufacturing and recycling plants, to Bangladesh's shipbuilding businesses, to America's own love affair with oil. His heartbreaking images of the recent BP oil spill in the Gulf received national exposure and appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine. In 2012, this body of work will travel to museums in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The subject of innumerable international exhibitions, Burtynsky's distinctions include the TED Prize (2005); The Outreach award at the Rencontres d'Arles (2004); The Flying Elephant Fellowship; the Roloff Beny Book award; and most recently the MOCCA Award (2011). The recipient of four honorary doctorates, Burtynsky was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.

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