Edward Burtynsky: Oil (Signed,)
"In 1997 I had what I refer to as my oil epiphany. It occurred to me that the vast, human-altered landscapes that I pursued and photographed for over twenty years were only made possible by the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine. It was then that I began the oil project. Over the next ten years I researched and photographed the largest oil fields I could find. I went on to make images of refineries, freeway interchanges, automobile plants and the scrap industry that results from the recycling of cars. Then I began to look at the culture of oil, the motor culture, where masses of people congregate around vehicles, with vehicle events as the main attraction. These images can be seen as notations by one artist contemplating the world as it is made possible through this vital energy resource and the cumulative effects of industrial evolution."
- Edward Burtynsky
Edward Burtynsky will be signing copies of his brand new book Anthropocene and a selection of his other titles in the Bookshop Wednesday 17 October 16.30-17.30.
If you are unavailable to make it to the event signed copies of his books are available to pre-order.
Publisher: Steidl, 2009
Author: Marcus Schubert, Paul Roth
Photographer: Edward Burtynsky
Graphic Design: -
Size: 30.5 x 38.1 cm, 140 pages