EDWARD BURTYNSKY

EDWARD BURTYNSKY: WATER

CANADIAN BORN PHOTOGRAPHER, EDWARD BURTYNSKY, HAS LONG BEEN FASCINATED BY INDUSTRIAL SITES BORN FROM HUMAN IMPACT ON NATURAL LANDSCAPEs. CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY AT THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM IN NORFOLK, VA, IS AN EXHIBITION OF OVER 60 AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS PERTAINING TO WATER. THE 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO INSPIRED BURTYNSKY TO RAISE AWARENESS ON HOW HUMANS INTERACT WITH VITAL RESOURCES. HE WRITES, "WHILE TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE THE GROWING NEEDS OF AN EXPANDING AND VERY THIRSTY CIVILIZATION, WE ARE RESHAPING THE EARTH IN COLOSSAL WAYS."