Ed­ward Bur­tyn­sky

pho­tog­ra­pher

Toronto Life - - The Fifty Most Influential 2018 -

the united na­tions cli­mate re­port that’s got ev­ery­one not named Don­ald Trump or Doug Ford de­pressed—the one that says we have 20 years, give or take, be­fore the world ends—came at the per­fect time for Ed­ward Bur­tyn­sky. An­thro­pocene, his ex­hibit at the AGO and the Na­tional Gallery, co-pro­duced with Ni­cholas de Pencier and Jen­nifer Baich­wal, is a ter­ri­fy­ing sur­vey of the earth’s plun­dered land­scapes. It’s a re­minder that our most skilled pho­tog­ra­pher is also a pow­er­ful po­lit­i­cal force who makes the seem­ingly ab­stract idea of en­vi­ron­men­tal col­lapse feel ur­gent and all-too close to home. up next: A Euro­pean tour start­ing in Bologna in spring 2019.

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