Edward Burtynsky: Economies of Scale

November 2, 2009

By Conor Risch

© Edward Burtynsky

SOCAR Oil Fields #3, Baku, Azerbaijan 2006.

Whether photographing a shoe factory in China, a rock quarry in Portugal or a copper mine in Chile, Edward Burtynsky creates images that use scale to consider the magnitude of human industry and its impact on the landscape. “To me, what’s interesting as art is to begin to define that theater of industry that is almost beyond our imagination,” Burtynsky...

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