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Edward Burtynsky

28 Nov 2009 - 28 Feb 2010

© Edward Burtynsky
AMARC #5, David-Monthan AFB
Tuscon, Arizona, 2006

November 28 – February 28, 2010

For more than ten years now, the well-known Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky (1955) has been travelling all over the world in order to document the extraction, processing, distribution and use of oil. The photographs show how essential oil has become as a raw material in today's world. Just how vulnerable this world has moreover become is made painfully clear in these photographs as well: increasing pollution, declining reserves and rising costs. With the exhibition Oil Burtynsky wishes to prompt discussion.

Concurrently on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Publication: Edward Burtynsky: Oil, with essays by Paul Roth, Michael Mitchell, William E. Rees, Steidl 2009, 140 p.

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