EDWARD BURTYNSKY "SHIPBREAKING #2", 2000
Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955) is Canada's most successful photographer.
A noted filmmaker, entrepreneur and environmental advocate, Burtynsky is first known internationally for his large scale images documenting the consequences and process of using the earth's natural resources.
Perhaps his most striking and innovative series is the images from "Shipbreaking"
Burtysnky presents a group of works that had hitherto been impossible to imagine; what happens to ocean liners when they are out of commission? Where do they end up and how are they dismantled?
Mostly taken in Bangladesh, these striking and moody photographs in a distinctive palette are intriguing, disturbing and curiously beautiful.
Edward Burtynsky's work can be found in the permanent collection of countless museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the Guggenheim, TATE Modern (London) and MoMA to mention a few.
"Shipbreaking #2, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000"
Additional images available on request.
Chromogenic color print
From an edition of 10
Signed and numbered by the artist on label verso.
33.5"H 26.5"W (image)
44"H 37"W (framed)
Provenance: Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto