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Announcing a new publication -- Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements Edited and curated by William A. Ewing


UK Edition available as of September 15, 2016
US/Canada Edition available as of November 15, 2016

Edited and curated by William A. Ewing, Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements provides an overview of Burtynsky’s work across four decades, including both iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs.

Relinquishing the project-based lens through which the photographer’s work has previously been presented, this book presents Burtynsky’s photographs in five free-flowing sections that combine and contrast work from throughout his career. This original approach provides a sense of both his visual language and his exploration of the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world. Each section is interspersed with selected texts that work in concert with the images, to provide a fuller understanding of Burtynsky’s view of the world.

With an introduction by Ewing and an afterword by Joshua Schuster, Essential Elements provides an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky’s work for those who are already familiar with it as well as an accessible introduction for those encountering his photographs for the first time.

To celebrate the publication of this new book, there will be two special exhibitions:

Edward Burtynsky: Salt Pans | Essential Elements at Flowers Gallery, Kingsland Road, London from September 16 – October 29, 2016.

The exhibition opening and book launch will take place at Flowers Gallery on
Thursday September 15, 6-8 p.m.


RSVP: info@flowersgallery.com

Read the press release, HERE.

Pre-order Essential Elements today:

UK Edition
US/Canada Edition



ANNOUNCEMENT



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Edward Burtynsky Honoured with
Governor General's Visual & Media Arts Award


"I am honoured to be one of this year's recipients of the Governor General's Visual & Media Arts Award. Thank you to the Canada Council not only for this honour but for all the ways in which you support the arts in Canada. I know how vital such support was to me as a young artist and am excited to donate my prize money from the Award to support other Canadian photographers seeking to publish photobooks."

 

– Edward Burtynsky

The Photography of Edward Burtynsky

A Film by the Simon Brothers
Canada Council for the Arts
Click HERE to play.

PRESS RELEASE



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I am very excited to announce my next project: Anthropocene. The Anthropocene Project will include a feature documentary film, which will be the third in a trilogy that includes multiple award-winning films Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark. The film is again a collaboration between myself, co-director Jennifer Baichwal, and producer / cinematographer Nick de Pencier of Mercury Films. It will be accompanied by a museum show incorporating virtual reality, a photographic exhibition of new work I am producing, and a book. Expected release date is fall of 2017. We will also be launching an online digital conversation around the topic of the Anthropocene including a website that will go live at the end of this month and various social media channels. Please follow @anthropocene on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook at the links below.

The Anthropocene Project follows members of the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG), a number of scientists who are trying to determine whether our impact as a species on the earth mandates a name change from our present geological epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene (age of man). The project seeks to document the most salient examples of AWG evidence that is being collected all over the world. Some examples include: terraforming of the earth for human needs and its effects (agriculture, mines and extractive industries, dams, sediment perturbation, tunnels, urbanization); extinctions and the proliferation of invasive species; technofossils, such as aluminium, plastics and concrete, and their ubiquity world- and ocean- wide; radionuclides from nuclear fallout, which have global correlate signals; climate change and sea level rise.

We, as the dominant species on earth, working together, have the capacity to change our home for the better. What does it mean to live in the Anthropocene Epoch?.

 

– Edward Burtynsky

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS



AGUA SHOCK
Sala Municipal de Exposiciones
de San Benito
San Benito, Valladolid, Spain
January 14 - March 6, 2016



Photofest 2106

Houston Fotofest Biennial 2016:
CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES, LOOKING AT THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET,
Edward Burtynsky (featured exhibition),
The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, Texas, USA
March 17 - April 24, 2016



Chrysler Museum

EDWARD BURTYNSKY: WATER
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
February 11 - May 15, 2016



Paul Kuhn Gallery

EDWARD BURTYNSKY: NEW MINES / EARLY QUARRIES
Paul Kuhn Gallery
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 20 - March 13, 2016



CURRENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS



I.D.E.A.

HYDRO-LOGIC
IDEA Space, Coburn Gallery
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
January 18 - April 5, 2016



The Reach Gallery

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY: EDWARD BURTYNSKY
IN CONVERSATION WITH EMILY CARR

The Reach Gallery
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
January 21 - April 10, 2016



SJSU

GYRE: THE PLASTIC OCEAN
Natalie & James Thompson Gallery
San Jose, California, USA
February 2 - March 25, 2016



Centre Pompidou

SUBLIME. THE TREMORS OF THE EARTH
Centre Pompidou-Metz
France
February 11 - September 5, 2016



Ayala Museum

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN: THROUGH THE LENS OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Ayala Museum
Metro Manila, Philippines
February 17 - March 27, 2016



Budafabriek

WATER.WAR
Budafabriek
Kortrjik, Belgium
March 10 - June 26, 2016



Budafabriek

FOTOFEST 2016 BIENNIAL
Houston, Texas, USA
March 12 - April 24, 2016



21C Museum Hotel

21C Museum Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
runs from April 4, 2015




Canada Council


Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts honour 8 of Canada’s best

Read the article HERE



Scotiabank Contact


The Burtynsky Grant Supporting the Creation of Canadian Photobooks

Read the article HERE



Canadian Art


Governor General’s Awards Winners Announced

Read the article HERE



CTV News


Edward Burtynsky among 8 winners of Governor General's arts awards

Read the article HERE



CBC News


Edward Burtynsky, Wanda Koop win Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Read the article HERE



L'Oeil


Milan : Edward Burtynsky, Agua Shock

Read the article HERE



ARTFIXdaily


Immerse Yourself in the High-Tech Images of Acclaimed Photographer Edward Burtynsky

Read the article HERE



CNN Style


Photographer Edward Burtynsky on 'Water' and the future of 3D

Read the article HERE



Border Crossings


That’s Photography with a D

Read the article HERE


INSIGHTS LAUNCHES ON FACEBOOK



INSIGHTS


Burtynsky Studio is launching a new bi-weekly feature called Insights on our Facebook page. Every other week, Edward will write a post providing information and background on one of his images. Last week, the first Insights was posted and features commentary on the Xiaolangdi Dam image shot in the Yellow River, Henan Province, China in 2011. This image was featured on the cover of Edward Burtynsky's Water book, published by Steidl in 2014.

For last week's Insights, click HERE.


AWARDS



GreenMe Festival


WATERMARK WINS BEST WATER FILM
at the 2016 Green Me Film Festival.
CLICK HERE


BURTYNSKY IN MILAN



Milan

Installation Photograph from Acqua Shock at Palazzo Ragione, Milan.

Video interviews: Curator Enrica Viganò (italian) and (from 2:26) with Edward Burtynsky.
CLICK HERE


WATERMARK



The book and app

Burtynsky Water Book


The new book, printed by Steidl with 114 colour plates / 228 pages (hardcover) launches - in conjunction with a touring exhibitrion of over sixty prints.

The iPad app presents the contents of the book in an interactive presentation including explanations and zoom-in for exporation of select images and maps showing locations where images wer created.

Preface: Edward Burtynsky
Essays: Wade Davis and Russell Lord
Sample spreads can be viewed in the BOOKS/WATER section of this site.


Book available September 2013 at fine book stores worldwide.

App available at the Apple App Store now.