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Edward Burtynsky

CBC introduced a photographer who uses human-designed systems as his subject matter.  His photographs are unreal but all too real.  The photographs are beautiful because of the way he shoots them but the subject is the very ugly effect of human industrial activity on the environment.  He finds pattern, colour and lines on the landscape to create interesting compositions, but hopes that people see the ugliness in the environmental destruction as well.  He is featured because he has made a documentary about the industrialized landscape featuring his photography and I am very excited to see it.  It will be featured at Princess Cinema, Waterloo on October 24th and Edward Burtynsky will be there in person.