26 Dec '11, 7pm

Edward Burtynsky Quarries (Book Review)

Edward Burtynsky Quarries (Book Review)

Actually seeing a photograph by Edward Burtynsky is an astonishing experience; they are HUGE. While I have linked to many of his photographs on TreeHugger, even seeing a photo on his site blown up to fill my 24" mac monitor doesn't do it justice. Like his photos, the published book of his quarry photographs that I received as a gift for Christmas, is huge, 12" x 15". That's not as big as I see them on my monitor, but the quality is so much better, the colours so much brighter. Burtynsky's artist statement makes an important point: We are surrounded by all kinds of consumer goods, yet we are profoundly detached from the sources of those things. Our lifestyles are make possible by industries all around the world, but we take them for granted, as background to our experience. I feel that by showing those places that are normally out side our experience, but very much a part o...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/edward-burtynsky-quarri...

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