Biography

Over the past twenty-five years, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places where industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His surveys of the human-made terrain of quarrying, mining, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking remind us that these incursions into the earth arise from perennial human needs and desires. With a disturbing and unexpected beauty, these photographs subvert our usual notions of the sublime in nature and lead us to new awareness of the landscape of our times.
NEWS

Sundaram Tagore Gallery at ‘Art Stage Singapore, 2017’

By Nelson Kwok | December 9, 2016

Photorama 2016 at Gallery TPW, Toronto

By Nathan Richards | November 28, 2016

Last Chance: ‘Essential Elements’ at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

By Nelson Kwok | November 28, 2016

‘Essential Elements’ by Edward Burtynsky at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

By Nelson Kwok | November 21, 2016

Last Chance: Edward Burtynsky's 'Essential Elements' at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, HK

By Nelson Kwok | November 1, 2016

Datebook: Twin Exhibitions on Edward Burtynsky at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York

By BLOUIN ARTINFO | September 17, 2016

SLIDESHOWS

Sundaram Tagore Gallery at ‘Art Stage Singapore

By Lee Yu Ming | December 8, 2016

‘Essential Elements’ by Edward Burtynsky

By Nelson Kwok | November 18, 2016

Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements

By Blouin Artinfo Datebook | October 31, 2016

Datebook: Twin Exhibitions on Edward Burtynsky

By BLOUIN ARTINFO | September 16, 2016

Datebook: Edward Burtynsky at Okotoks Art Gallery

By BLOUIN ARTINFO | September 8, 2016

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire’s 2015 Art Show

By Nicholas Forrest | April 10, 2015

GALLERIES