Thursday, February 10, 2011

Oil, an exhibition by Edward Burtynsky

From extraction to consumption: Oil, an exhibition by Edward Burtynsky


"From oilfields to expressways, from Canada to Los Angeles and to the Middle East, the acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky's obsession with oil has taken him from extraction to production to consumption"

- a set of superb photographs  showing the impact of cheap oil on the urban landscape

Here is a 4 minute video from a TED Forum in July 2009 where Burtynsky describes his slides:

Edward Burtynsky photographs the landscape of oil

and an earlier award winning TED presentation (34 minute video):

Edward Burtynsky on manufactured landscapes

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