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Edward Burtynsky in conversation with Gaia Vince

Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery


Edward Burtynsky is known as one of the most respected photographer and filmmaker in Canada. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes explore the collective impact we as a species are having on the surface of the planet. As The Anthropocene Project, his new multidisciplinary body of work in collaboration with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal opens across venues in his home country, Burtynsky returns to London to discuss his art, films and research.


To discuss the dramatic impact that human activity now causes Earth’s ecosystems, Burtynsky is joined by Gaia Vince, award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author specialising in science, the environment and social issues. Following the conversation is a screening of Jennifer Baichwal’s feature length documentary on the world and work of Edward Burtynsky, which raises questions about the ethics and aesthetics about the artist’s work.

BBFC rating
N/A
Running time
120 mins

Manufactured Landscapes

Presented by The Photographers’ Gallery


Manufactured Landscapes is a feature documentary on the work of internationally renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. The film follows him as he travels through China photographing the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. The Three Gorges Dam, factory floors a kilometre long and the breath-taking scale of Shanghai’s urban renewal are subjects for his lens and our motion picture camera. Shot in Super-16mm film, the documentary extends the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, meditating on human impact on the planet without trying to reach simplistic judgements or reductive resolutions. In the process, it shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.

BBFC rating
N/A
Year
2006
Running time
90 mins
Country
Canada
Other features
DOC
Director
Jennifer Baichwal
Cast
Edward Burtynsky

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