Meet Edward Burtynsky photographing our destruction

Picked this one as a reminder that growth-on-growth even if it’s “green” is still destructive – there are a lot of trade offs and choices we still have to make. Who benefits? How do we share the profits more equally? What do we choose is acceptable to destroy?⁠

So, meet @edwardburtynsky – a photographer best known for his images of nature altered by industry and our changing planet. His remarkable photos of global industrial landscapes are devastating and shattering and much needed. Seeing them are often jarring – and that’s important given how disconnected we often are from the destruction our personal choices, systemic forces, companies and governments make.⁠

He’s got a book called Anthropocene too which is fascinating (if also somewhat depressing) viewing.⁠

Edward’s photos are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Have you seen them?⁠

This photo pictured here is also by Edward @edwardburtynsky 🙂