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Edward Burtynsky "In the Wake of Progress: Images of the Industrial Landscape"

Event Date: June 12, 2003

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On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at the Library of Congress Mumford Room Edward Burtynsky, the celebrated Canadian photographer of the environmental landscape, reviewed his twenty-year career. The presentation marked the Library's acquisition of eight of his large-scale photographs (quarrying, mining, recyling, oil refining, and ship breaking), which were on exhibit in the Art Gallery of the Canadian Embassy. Burtynsky's interpretation of sites in the United States, Canada, Italy, Bangladesh, India and China challenge us to confront the effects of technological and industrial expansion, while at the same time, we stand in awe of their subversive beauty.
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