climate science | September 27, 2018

Anthropocene, the Latest Project from Renowned Photographer Edward Burtynsky, Opens Tomorrow

The Anthropocene is our current geological age, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change. It’s also the name of renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky’s latest project, a meditation (via film, exhibit, book and education program) on humanity’s massive, powerful reengineering of the planet. Opening tomorrow (Sept. 28) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, it’s already been described by Toronto Life as “urgent, edifying, and technologically dazzling.”

“Burtynsky visited high-security sites usually hidden from the public eye,” continues Toronto Life. “A German mine where massive vehicles move to reach a vein of coal; hectares of evaporation pools in a remote Chilean desert; and the vertiginous pit of a 100-year-old New Mexican copper mine … at the AGO, you’ll be able to stand and gape, with the help of AR, among fields of brining elephant tusks and at the foot of Big Lonely Doug, the ancient Douglas fir that survived a rainforest clear cut on Vancouver Island.”  

 

Watch the trailer for the film below: 

ANTHROPOCENE Trailer | TIFF 2018

 

To book Edward Burtynsky for your next speaking event, contact The Lavin Agency.

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