Reflecting Pools of Our Time

Edward Burtynsky
b. St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Densified Scrap Metal No. 3a,
Hamilton, Ontario 1997


Oxford Tire Pile #9a
Westley, California, USA, 1999


Tailings # 1,
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 2007



Nature transformed by Industry.
Burtynsky finds images of  places in which we each take part in the making. 
Recycling yards, mines, tailings, railcuts, quarries, ships, and oil fields throughout the world. 
These photographs are reminders that we require the use of natural materials from planet earth while being concerned about the future health of our planet.
These beautiful images are unsettling. 
See his website here.
In 2006, he made an award-winning documentary film, Manufactured Landscapes, see here.