A Terrible Beauty, Edward Burtynsky


Edward Burtynsky Markafljot River #1, Erosion Control, Iceland, 2012 chromogenic print Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist © Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery/Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

Exhibition, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, 1 March – 26 May.
Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky is internationally renowned for his captivating images of natural and manmade landscapes that reflect both the impressive reach of human enterprise and the extraordinary impact of our hubris. This exhibition is a focused survey of photographs the artist produced between 1983 and 2013, and represents all key bodies of his work, such as early series of homestead and railway line photographs shot in British Columbia, a documentation of the extraordinary growth and transformation of China in the past decade, and a new, ground-breaking international project on the subject of water. Presented are 44 photographs from the gallery's permanent collection, including 34 new acquisitions.