edward burtynsky (6 articles)

edward burtynsky thematically portrays nature transformed through industry. his work explores a contemporary view of the great ages of man -- from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, to silicon. his subjects are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis. the exquisite detail in his massive images allows viewers to examine humanity's impact on the earth.