Foto Fest Artist Tour With Edward Burtynsky

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Join us at the new SILOS AT SAWYER YARDS with acclaimed artist Edward Burtynsky, for a tour of his work, and a reception celebrating all the artists and the opening of the new venue.

Few artists have studied the global impact of the human society on the natural world as broadly as Edward Burtynsky, who spent his childhood in Canada surrounded by open land. At the beginning of his career, Burtynsky says he set out to portray land with the nineteenth century images of Carleton Watkins in his mind—the great mountain vistas and open stretches of untouched wilderness along the U.S. western frontier. He recalls he soon recognized that this view of the land was no longer relevant to modern reality: The “frontier” had disappeared and the marks of the human economic system were evident everywhere. It was “in the course of the evolution of my work,” he says, “that I became anxiously aware of the consequences our actions are having upon the world.”



Edward Burtynsky is one of Canada’s most respected photographers.His remarkable photographs of industrialized landscapes ar eincluded in the collections of over sixty museums around the world,including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York;Tate Modern, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid;and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Included in exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia, his work has been featured in Water (2013), New Orleans Museum of Art and Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans; Oil (2009), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Manufactured Landscapes (2003), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

An active lecturer on photographic art, Burtynsky recently spoke at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and a TED conference. His images have appeared in numerous periodicals including Art in America, Smithsonian magazine, Harper’s, National Geographic, and The New York Times.

Burtynsky has received the Rencontres d’Arles Outreach Award, a fellowship from the Flying Elephants Foundation, and a Roloff Beny Foundation Photography Book Award. In 2006 he was awarded the title Officer of the Order of Canada, and he is the recipient of six honorary doctorate degrees.
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By: FotoFest International

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