Exhibitions

Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky

31 Jan 2003 - 04 May 2003

The National Gallery of Canada is honoured to present this first major retrospective of the career of internationally-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. This remarkable exhibition spans almost two decades of work by Burtynsky, who has established himself as a modern-day counterpart to the adventurous landscape photographers of the 19th century. From 31 January to 4 May 2003, you are invited to admire his stunning large-scale colour photographs, through the exhibition Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition, which brings together more than 60 works from both public and private collections, will be the first major examination of Edward Burtynsky's work. Born in Toronto, Edward Burtynsky has, over the past twenty-five years, been an explorer of unfamiliar places where modern industrial activity has reshaped the surface of the land. His astonishing photograph of the landscapes created by mining, quarrying, railcutting, recycling, oil refining, and shipbreaking have about them an unexpected and almost sublime beauty.