Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings #31, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996.

Edward Burtynsky, (Canadian, b.1955) Nickel Tailings #31, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996. Dye-coupler print. Collection National Gallery of Canada. © 2003 Edward Burtynsky.

Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky

January 24 - April 4, 2004


This mid-career retrospective brings together approximately 60 compelling photographs. Burtynsky's large-format camera images, scaled to impressive colour prints, reflect upon the unorthodox beauty of manmade environments - quarries, mines, tailing ponds, refineries, recycling plants, and dismantled oil tankers on the beaches of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Over the past twenty-five years, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has been an explorer of unfamiliar places. Burtynsky's compelling colour photographs capture the industrial activity that has reshaped the surface of the land and reveal an unexpected beauty.

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