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Bearing witness: Edward Burtynsky captures humanity’s impact on the natural world

Bearing witness: Edward Burtynsky captures humanity’s impact on the natural world

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Edward Burtynsky, with a career spanning over four decades, has become synonymous with capturing the profound impacts of human industry on Earth. This theme takes centre stage in the recently opened exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, titled BURTYNSKY: Extraction/Abstraction – the largest exhibition to date of works by the Canadian photographer. Curated by Marc Mayer, former director of the National Gallery of Canada and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the exhibition spans two floors and is organised into five thematic sections: Abstraction, Agriculture, Extraction, Manufacturing & Industry, and Waste. Featuring 94 large-format photographs, 13 high-resolution murals, and an augmented reality (AR) experience, BURTYNSKY: Extraction/Abstraction offers a profound narrative on humanity’s incursion into the natural world, and the environmental consequences of industrial processes. Oil Bunkering #9, Niger Delta, Nigeria, 2016 (Edward Burtynsky/Flowers Gallery) Nickel Tailings #34, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1996 (Edward Burtynsky/Flowers Gallery) Uralkali Potash Mine #1, Berezniki, …