Saturday, January 26, 2008

Photographer Edward Burtynsky Documents Crimes Against the Environment

--Weekend Archive Feature--

The work of photographer Edward Burtynsky forces the viewer to confront, head on, the ravages of mindless environmental practices. His large format pieces do for the environment what photographs of the Nazi camps after the war, did for the rest of the world - they force the public to view the harshest realities and the painful vestiges of the actions of man.

The first video below is an expose on his work. The second, is a trailer for "Manufactured Landscapes" (D: Jennifer Baichwal) a feature documentary of his work and the crimes against the environment that he documents. The film is now available on DVD at

Trailer - Manufactured Landscapes

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