Edward Burtynsky: Natural Order

$180.00

This book is not yet published, but will be available from February 2021.

ISBN: 9783958298699 Category:

Edward Burtynsky

Description

In spring 2020 Edward Burtynsky found himself, like most of us, in lockdown due to the corona pandemic. At the time Burtynsky was in his beloved Grey County, Ontario-an area of wild beauty where he made his earliest photos-and he used his isolation there to reflect and create: with a new camera in hand he began recording nature in images which, in his words, are an “affirmation of the complexity, wonder and resilience of the natural order in all things.”

In spring 2020 Edward Burtynsky found himself, like most of us, in lockdown due to the corona pandemic. At the time Burtynsky was in his beloved Grey County, Ontario-an area of wild beauty where he made his earliest photos-and he used his isolation there to reflect and create: with a new camera in hand he began recording nature in images which, in his words, are an “affirmation of the complexity, wonder and resilience of the natural order in all things.”

The book is a key feature of the portfolio that was part of the Natural Order series release. Burtynsky, together with Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, are donating $200,000 CAD from the proceeds of the sale of the Natural Order portfolio to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) for the establishment of new acquisition funds dedicated to acquiring the works by emerging to mid-career Canada photographic artists.

Further details regarding this important initiative to support the Canadian photography community during the COVID-19 crisis will be made available in late 2020.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 February 2021
Number of pages 64
Format Hardback
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g
Edward Burtynsky's imagery explores the human systems imposed upon our planet. His remarkable photographic depictions of large-scale industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over 60 major museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Burtynsky's distinctions include the TED Prize, the Outreach Award at the Rencontres d'Arles, the Roloff Beny Book Award and the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. He sits on the board of directors for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the Ryerson Gallery and Research Center, and is co-founder of the Scotiabank Photography Award. In 2006, Burtynsky was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2016 he received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Burtynsky currently holds seven honorary doctoral degrees. His books with Steidl are China (2005), Quarries (2007), Oil (2009), Water (2013) and Salt Pans (2016).