Ed Burtynsky on Environmental Activism


"For the first time, we're facing this moral imperative: On what side do you fall, and what are you going to do about it?'" Ed Burtynksy gets interviewed in the Star: "Over the span of his career — 20 years now, give or take — Burtynsky has made pictures with vexing consistency. Grand in scale, eerily seductive in colour and detail, from the glowing orange rivers of molten nickel near Sudbury, to the spectral husks of dismantled oil tankers scattered on the Bangladeshi coast, his work has hinged on a central tension: Their striking beauty attracts, their subject matter repulses." Read the interview in ::the Star and our earlier posts on ::Manufactured Landscapes and his :;Photographic works