Edward Burtynsky: Oil – a unique and internationally acclaimed exhibition of 56 captivating large-scale images by renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky will be on view at the Canadian Museum of Nature from May 31 until September 2.
Edward Burtynsky: Oil depicts the lifecycle of oil and society’s dependence upon this fuel through images of oil fields, refineries, ribboning highway interchanges, suburban sprawl, motor culture, extraordinary shipbreaking operations and unsettling recycling challenges.
Burtynsky’s colour photographs of industrially transformed landscapes are in the collections of major museums around the world. In 1997, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
For more information, visit http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/our-exhibitions/edward-burtynsky-oil
Top Photo: Edward Burtynsky, SOCAR Oil Fields #3, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006. Chromogenic color print. Photograph © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York