In the Wake of Progress

In the Wake of Progress, Ed Burtynsky courtesy the Toronto Star

Toronto.  I first saw/heard about the work of Edward Burtynsky when his 2006 movie called, “Manufactured Landscapes” was shown that fall at TIFF. The film was introduced by its director, Jennifer Baichwal. Between a ticket mess-up and volunteers who were supposed to let those in line and ‘ticketless’ in to use the empty seats and didn’t, I ended up seeing this amazing film alone.

A few years later I saw one of his “Three Gorge Dam” prints in person at the AGO, narrated by PHSC member and now retired Curator of Photography (AGO), Maia Sutnik. This was at the February, 2009 meeting held at the AGO and titled, “A Night at the Gallery (AGO)“.

PHSC President Lewko (Clint) Hryhorijiw sent me this link to a Toronto Star column titled, “Edward Burtynsky’s ‘In the Wake of Progress’ lets visitors get up close to nature’s destruction” by Sue Carter in last Thursday’s Toronto Star.





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