“People vs. the Planet,” p. 28
“In the past, I’ve worked on several big themes—china, then oil, then water. With The Anthropocene Project, Jennifer, Nicholas, and I looked at the planet as a whole. Once people see the scale at which humans are operating—the scale of resource extraction—and how that scale is a consequence of a world population of 7.6 billion, it could change how they view human activity.”
Edward Burtynsky was named Photo London’s Master of Photography in 2018. He collaborated with Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier on The Anthropocene Project, a multidisciplinary project that includes a documentary, a book, an education program, and a multimedia museum exhibition. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the exhibitions opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario and in the National Gallery of Canada in September.