Edward Burtynsky

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1955 Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, 1955

Awards and Grants

2014 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award

Canadian Screen Awards, Watermark - Best Feature Length Documentary

Toronto Film Critics Association, "TFCA Names 'Watermark' Best Canadian Film."
2013 Honorary Degree - Doctor of Arts degree from Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

Honorary Doctoral Degree - University of British Columbia, Canada
2012 Tiffany Mark Award
2011 National Magazine Awards, Gold Prize: Conceptual Photography, Toronto
MOCCA award, Toronto, Canada
Honorary Degree – Doctor of Laws, Mt. Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis – Silver Award, Burtynsky: Oil
2010 Krazna-Krausz Book Award, U.K. for Burtynsky: Oil
2009 Prix Pictet, London, U.K., Nomination & Short Listed
2008 Planet in Focus Media/Industry Eco-Hero Award
Canadian Environment Awards: Ideas for Life
Prix Pictet, London, U.K., Nomination & Short Listed
Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Achievement Award
ICP Infinity Award, Art Category, International Center of Photography, New York
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis – for Burtynsky: Quarries
2007 Honorary Degree – Doctor of Fine Arts in Photography Study, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Honorary Degree – Doctor of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Boston, USA
2006 Officer of the Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s Honours System and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Honorary Degree - Doctor of Laws, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, October 2006
Applied Arts Magazine Awards, photography/illustration complete book: BURTYNSKY – CHINA
Toronto International Film Festival: The Toronto-City Award for Best Canadian Feature Film goes to Jennifer Baichwal’s compelling documentary MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, a portrait of Canadian
photographer Edward Burtynsky. The jury notes: “From its astonishing first shot to its overwhelming conclusion, this film is a profoundly evocative dialogue between artists of the highest calibre; finding
exceptional beauty in the peril of our planet.”
Atlantic Film Festival Association: Halifax, Nova Scotia. Winner: Best Canadian Documentary Jennifer Baichwal
Nomination: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2007, Photographer’s Gallery, London, U.K.
Burtynsky is nominated for his exhibition CHINA at Flowers East earlier this year.
2004 TED Prize - inaugural (annual) Monterey, California
Flying Elephants Foundation Fellowship - inaugural award (annual) given to individuals from around the world who are working to benefit the environment through the arts and sciences.
The Rencontres d'Arles Outreach Award: "for a photographer or an artist making use of photography whose work has increased dialogue and exchange in the interests of humanity" - Arles, France
Roloff Beny Book Award - "Before the Flood"
Applied Arts Magazine - Photographic Book Award - "Before the Flood"
2003 Governor General of Canada Delegate - Circumpolar State Visit to Finland and Iceland
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts – Academician's Honours
2002 National Magazine Awards Foundation – Photojournalism Silver Award
2001 Now Magazine Reader’s Poll Award – "Best of Toronto: Photographer"

Select Solo Exhibitions

2016 Houston Fotofest Biennial 2016: Changing Circumstances, Looking at the Future of the Planet, Edward Burtynsky (featured exhibition), The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, Texas, USA

Agua shock, Sala Municipal de Exposiciones de San Benito, San Benito, Valladolid, Spain

Burtynsky: Photographs From Water, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
2015 Art/Act: Edward Burtynsky, David Brower Center, Berkeley, California, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Acqua Shock, Expo Milano, Palazzo Ragione, Milan, Italy

Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, Mulvane Museum of Art, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, USA

The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire, France

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Water and More, Innsbruck, Austria

The Industrial Sublime: Edward Burtynsky, Fruitlands Museum, Devens, MA, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Nature Transformed, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2014 Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View From A Window, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Grinnell College, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa, USA

Edward Burtynsky - Water:
SCHEUBLEIN+BAK, Zurich, Switzerland, 14 June - 25 July

Water! Neue Fotografien von Edward Burtynsky, Altana Kultur Stiftung Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Galerie Springer, Berlin, Germany, (in collaboration with Galerie Stefan Röpke, Köln)

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Edward Burtynsky, Canada House Gallery, London, U.K.

2013 Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky’s Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context, Middlebury College, Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, USA, February 8- April 21

Burtynsky: Oil, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, June 4- September 2
2012 Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming, September 28, 2012- January 6, 2013
Burtynsky: Oil, c/o Berlin, Germany, July 27 – September 9
Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky’s Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, US, April 21- August 19
Burtynsky: Oil, The Photographer's Gallery, London, U.K., May 19- July 1
Burtynsky: Oil, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, October 20, 2012 – January 8, 2013
Burtynsky: Oil, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA, June 9 – September 23
Burtynsky: Oil, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winterpark, Florida, USA, February 8 - May 13
Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, May 25 - September 1
Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming, USA, January 29 - May 7
Monegros – Dryland Farming, Flowers Gallery, London, U.K., January 12- February 5
Edward Burtynsky: Shipbreaking, South Seaport Museum, New York City, USA, January 25- May 28
Edward Burtynsky: Encounters, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, January 21- May 6
2011 Burtynsky: Oil, McCord Museum, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, October 7, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, (touring exhibition) Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA, August 29 - November 29
Burtynsky: Oil, Ryerson University in association with the Institute for Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 9 - July 2
Burtynsky: Oil, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, April 21 - June 26
Burtynsky: Oil, Altana Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg, Germany, February 3 - April 3
Edward Burtynsky: L'Uomo e la Terra. Luci e Ombre, Centro Culturale di Milano, Milan, Italy, January 25 - March 27 (Artist's talk February 1)
2010 Photographs - Edward Burtynsky, Telus World of Science, Calgary, Alberta
Oil, Galeria Arnés y Roepke, Madrid
Australian Minescapes, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
Burtynsky: Oil, The Rooms - Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Australian Minescapes, Sovereign Hill Gold Museum, Ballarat, Australia
Edward Burtynsky: Min(d)ing the Landscape, Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
2009 Burtynsky: Oil, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Australian Minescapes, Western Australian Museum, Geralton, Australia
Burtynsky: Oil, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Burtynsky: Oil, Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Burtynsky: Oil, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA (exhibit tours through 2012)
Burtynsky: Oil, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Burtynsky: Oil, Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery, New York, USA
Australian Minescapes, Australian Centre for Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Manufactured Landscapes, Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Edward Burtynsky: Quarries, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Christ Church University, Canterbury, U.K.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Australia - Edward Burtynsky, Art45, Montreal, Canada
Burtynsky Australian Mines, Gallerie Stefan Roepke, Köln, Germany
Edward Burtynsky: Uneasy Beauty, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Burtynsky Australian Mines, Flowers East Gallery, London, U.K.
Material World, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
New Quarries, Galeria Toni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain
Iberia Quarries, Galería Arnés y Röpke, Madrid, Spain
Australian Minescapes, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, Australia
In Pursuit of Progress, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
New Quarries, Flowers East Gallery, London, U.K.
2007 Galerie Stefan Röpke, Berlin, Germany
New Quarries, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
New Quarries, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
New Quarries, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York City
Manufactured Landscapes, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond, Netherlands
China Works, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián, Spain
Burtynsky Photographs, (major survey exhibition) Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands
Edward Burtynsky: Photographs, Canadian Cultural Institute, Paris, France
Edward Burtynsky: The China Series, (touring exhibition) Southeaster Center for Contemporary Art, Raleigh

— Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina 2006
— Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, 2006
— Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia, 2006
— Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts, 2007
— Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 2007
— The Art Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2008
— Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, 2008
2006 Edward Burtynsky: Eight China Works, The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Edward Burtynsky: China, FotoFo - Month of Photography, Palace of Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
Fabryka Krajobrazu: Manufactured Landscapes, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Edward Burtynsky: Quarries, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Edward Burtynsky: The Edmonton Art Gallery Gift, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
New China Works, ART45, Montreal, Quebec
Edward Burtynsky: China’s Industrial Revolution, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
PhotoEspana, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain
Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne: Shipyards, Building and Breaking
2005 Manufactured Landscapes (includes 24 new China images), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Manufactured Landscapes, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
Photowork, The Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Manufactured Landscapes, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Entropia, Fundacion Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Bilbao, Spain
Burtynsky — China, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
Burtynsky — China, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Burtynsky — China, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Burtynsky — China, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Burtynsky — China, Flowers Gallery, London, England
2004 Manufactured Landscapes, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Manufactured Landscapes, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Asian Quarries, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2003 Landmarks, Oakville Galleries, Centennial Square, Oakville, Ontario
Edward Burtynsky: Mid-Career Retrospective, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

— Finnish Museum of Photography at Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
— The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
— The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
— The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
— Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California
Before the Flood" Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
Before the Flood" Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Before the Flood" Flowers Gallery, London
2002 Burtynsky, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Burtynsky, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, Alberta
Burtynsky, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Burtynsky, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Eight Large Photographs, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Shipbreaking II, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
Rajasthan New Work, Flowers Central, London
Rock of Ages: Photographs by Edward Burtynsky, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois
2001 Shipbreaking, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
New Work, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
Survey Show, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario
Vues et points de vue: L'architecture de Borromini dans les photographies d'Edward Burtynsky -
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec
2000 Oil Refineries, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Edward Burtynsky Photographs, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Vues et points de vue: L'architecture de Borromini dans les photographies d'Edward Burtynsky,
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec
1999 In the Wake of Progress, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
Ed Burtynsky, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA.
1998 Urban Mines, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Urban Mines and Tailings, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, New York
In the Wake of Progress: Quarries, Tailings & Urban Mines, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1996 Tailings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1995 Quarries, Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York, New York
1994 The Carrara Marble Quarries, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1993 The Stone Quarries, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988 Breaking Ground - Produced by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography Exhibition tour:

— Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
— Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Ontario
— Floating Gallery - Winnipeg, Manitoba - 1989
— Cedarbrae District Library, Scarborough, Ontario - 1989
— Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta - 1990
— Bibliotèque municipale de Mont-Joli, Mont-Joli, Québec - 1990
— Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta - 1991
— The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario - 1991
— Galerie d'art de Matane, Matane, Québec - 1991
— Lacham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontario - 1992
— Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario - 1992
— Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia - 1992
— Alberni Valley Museum, Port Alberni, British Columbia - 1992
1987 Mines and Railcuts, Lawrence Miller Gallery, New York, NY.
1986 Landscapes, Toronto Image Works Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Earthworks, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Landscapes, Gallery 252, Hamilton, Ontario
1984 Earthworks, A Moment in Time Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1982 Landscapes & Greenhouses, Ryerson Photographic Arts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Select Group Exhibitions

2016 The World We Live In: Through the Lens of Contemporary Photography, Ayala Museum, Metro Manila, Philippines

Water.War, Budafabriek, Kortrjik, Belgium

Fotofest 2016 Biennial, Houston, Texas

Hydro-Logic, IDEA Space Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, San Jose State University Thompson Gallery, San Jose, California, USA

Sublime. The Tremors of the World, Pompidou Centre, Metz, France

The 4 Elements: Water, Museum of Breadculture, Ulm, Germany
2015 Christmas Accrochage, SCHEUBLEIN + BAK, Zurich, Switzerland

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, University of Southern California Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

Hybridity: The New Frontier, 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

The Force of Ruins, Palazzo Altemps, Rome, Italy

Foto/Industria, Mast Foundation, Bologna, Italy

Seeing the Elephant, Seeing (MassArt), Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Water’s Edge, Panamania, Union Station, Toronto, Canada

Industria, Oggi / Industry Now, MAST, Bologna, Italy

Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us, Palazzo Grimani, Venice Biennale, Italy

Vita Vitale, Azerbaijan Pavillion, Venice Biennale, Italy

Dawn to Dusk: Unsettled, Unravelled, Unreal, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, USA

Views from the Southbank II: Moments, Reflections, Intervals, Surry Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada

Arts & Foods: Rituals Since 1851, Triennial di Milano, Milan, Italy

A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of Being, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

Edward Burtynsky and David Shapiro, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto Ontario, Canada

Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us, Venice Italy, Venice, Italy
2014 The Power of Water, Fotodok, Space for Documentary Photography, Utrecht, The Nederlands

Nets: Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany

Blue: Matter, Mood, and Melancholy, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2013 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK

Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London, U.K.

Format, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK

Big Pictures, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Fort Worth, USA

Climate of Uncertainty, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Picturing the Sublime, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., USA
2012 America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Portfolio: Artists Work in Series, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Subverted, Ivory Press, Madrid, Spain
2011 Infinite Balance, Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego, California, USA
Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
To The Ends of the Earth, Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
The Ocean Reglitterized, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York, USA
LOOK11 – Liverpool International Photography Festival, Liverpool, U.K.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, U.K.
Depiction, Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, May 28- October 2
The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA
The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Human Kind – Ecological Circuits, Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Parks, KS, USA
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FLA
Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
The Kasper Collection: Mannerism and Modernism, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, USA
2010 In Focus: Photography from the Permanent Collection, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick,
Maine, USA
Water: National Geographic, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tilt - BredaPhoto, Breda, Netherlands
Prix Pictet: Earth, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
- The Empty Quarter, Dubai
2009 Uneasy Pieces, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Vanishing Landscapes/Verschwindende Landschaften, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes before the Digital Age, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA
Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.
Prix Pictet 2009: Earth, Passage de Retz, Paris, France
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Moor House, London, U.K.
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, U.K.
Les Visages de l'industrie, Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle, Switzerland
Connecting to Collections 2: Destinations, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Substantial Resources, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Una fábrica, Una Máqina Un Cuerpo, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Ciudad
Universitaria, Mexico, October 17 2009 - February 24 2010
Why Work? Rurart, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rouille, France
Nature Nation, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Una fábrica, Una Máqina Un Cuerpo, Centre de Documentació Panera, Lleida, Spain
Chelsea visits Havana, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
Trouble in Paradise: Discord Between Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Evolving Eden, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Prix Pictet 2008 Shortlisted Artists Exhibition:
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki
Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K., The Intelligence Squared Green Festival
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven
2008 La Grande Image: Histoire de la Photographie Panoramique de 1839 à nos jours, Pavillon Populaire,
Montpellier, France
Prix Pictet, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Manufactured Landscapes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, in Brunswick, Maine
Scale Matters: Photographs from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
POV/21: Twenty-First Century Points of View, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Somewhen, Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy
The Tropics, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City - Gifts from the Charles Cowles Collection, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton
Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate:

— National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
— Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Moving Walls, Open Society Institute, Washington, D.C.
China in Motion, Phase 2, Arup, London, U.K.
1% - Water and Our Future, Hasselt, Belgium
Twice Removed, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, The Bronx, New York
Shifting Landscapes, Power House Arena, Brooklyn, New York
Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
Ingenuity, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Relics and Ruins, Instituto Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
China Works, Center Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain
International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liege, Belgium
2007 Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film, Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Moving Walls, Open Society Institute, New York
We are All Photographers Now! Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
A History of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.
Imaging a Shattering Earth, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax
Enfants De Cartier, Photographie Canadienne Contemporaine, Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'Image, Nice, France
Ingenuity, Gulbekian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2006 C On Cities, Venice Biennale, Pavillion Padiglione Italia, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy
Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City - Gifts from the Charles Cowles Collection, Miami Art Museum, Florida
Imaging Asia in Documents, 1st Photo Biennale, Daegu, Korea
Aspects & Transformations, Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
Made in China, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois
Modern Times: Work, Machinery and Automation in the Arts of 1900, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
Imaging a Shattering Earth, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Toronto
2005 Imaging a Shattering Earth, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Disaster Topographics, Toronto Photographer's Workshop, Toronto, Ontario
Subjective Distance, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
Hot Mush and Cold North, The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2003 Industry and Entropy, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
2002-2003 Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection, Norsk Museum for Fotografi – Preus Fotomuseum, Horten, Norway & Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
2002 New Acquisitions: New Work / New Directions3 / Contemporary Selections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Altered States: Landscape Transformation in the Wake of Progress, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
Curator's Forum: Collecting Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Eye of the Beholder: A History of Photography from the LaSalle Bank Photography Collection, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2001 Detourism, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Site/Seeing, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1999 Virgin Land, Nassauischer KunstVerein, Weisbaden, Germany
L'Évocation, Marché Bonsecours, Montréal, Québec
The Sudbury Basin: Industrial Topographies, The Art Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario
1998 On the Nature of Landscape, Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts
1997 Work, Workers, Works: Rearranging the Land, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Big Picture, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Land Used, Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, Minnesota
1996 Before the Land Behind the Camera, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
1994 Burtynsky/Maynard, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario
1993 Embodied Spaces, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Quebec (cat)
1992 Beau: A Reflection on Beauty of Nature in Photography, Canadian Museum of Contemporary
Photography, Ottawa, Ontario (cat)
1991 Tainted Prospects: Photographers and the Compromised Environment, Co-curated by John Pfahl and Sandra Olsen, Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, New York (cat)
1990 The Landscape: Eight Canadian Photographers, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (cat)
Le Mois de la Photo, Curator: Katy McCormick, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
1989 Money Matters: A Critical Look at Bank Architecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (book)
Exhibition tour:

—Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas - 1989
—National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. - 1990
—Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec - 1990
—Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia - 1991
—National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario - 1992
—Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario - 1992

Structure and Landscape in Contemporary Canadian Photography, Art Gallery of Northumberland,Cobourg, Ontario

What is Photography: 150 Years of Photography, Prague, Czechoslovakia (cat)
1987 Focus '87, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario
1982/83 Transitions: The Landscape, Produced and toured by The National Film Board (now CMCP) Exhibition tour:

—The Photo Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario - 1982
—Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba - 1982
—The Canadian Centre of Photography, Toronto, Ontario - 1983
—The Photography Gallery, La Jolla, S. California - 1983

Publications

2014 Ewing, William, A. "Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography", New York: Thames & Hudson. The Power of Water, Fotodok, Space for Documentary Photography, Utrecht, The Nederlands

Nets: Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany

Blue: Matter, Mood, and Melancholy, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2011 ​Keats, Jonathon. "The Grim and Beautiful Vision of Edward Burtynsky" Men’s Journal, New York, USA. (April) p.78-83.

Angel, Sara. "Refined Crude" (interview) Eye Weekly, Toronto, Canada. (April 14 -21) p.18-19.

Burtynsky, Edward. "Pentimento" Burtynsky Studio Publication, (September), Hardcover /Softcover / Folio editions.

Rydell, Malena. "Mr. Dump Master" Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden. (Spring) p.16-19.

Enright, Robin. "The Fine and Excruciating Construction of the World" Border Crossings, (March) p.22-37. Clark, David. "Icons of Photography, Edward Burtynsky 1955-present"

Amateur Photographer, London, U.K. (February 5) p.37-38.

Godard, Peter. "Labour of Love" The Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada. (February 3) p.E1,E7.

Viau, Rene. "Une Beaute Contaminée" Vie des Arts, (Winter - #221) p.48.

Vigano, Enrica. Edward Burtynsky: L'uomo e la terra. Luci e ombre, Intervista a Edward Burtynsky, Centro Culturale di Milano, Milan, Italy (January) (cat.)

Hodgson, Francis. "Seductive Obsolescence" Financial Times Weekend, London, U.K. (January 22) p.L&A8.
2010 Soberano, Amy. "Production Studio" Lifestyles Magazine, New York, USA. (Winter, #230) p.52-57.

Hodgson, Francis. "Windows on the World" FT Weekend Magazine, London, U.K. (13/14 November) p.22-29.

Burtynsky, Edward. "Pentimento" Burtynsky Studio Publication, (September), Hardcover / Softcover / Folio editions.

Hodgson, Francis. "Edward Burtynsky: Exploring the Residual Landscape"
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China (cat.) "Edward Burtynsky: Beauté Coupable" Azart Photographie, Paris, France. (September 8) p.76-83.

Jacob, Dider. "La Mareé Noire vue du Ciel" Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris, France. (July 8) p.98-100.

"Edward Burtynsky" View, Brussels, Belgium. (June 17) p.32.

Hodgson, Francis. "Edward Burtynsky: Oil" Portfolio, London, U.K. (May #51) p.22-33.

"The Still Photograph: Embedding Images in Our Mind" Nieman Reports, (Spring #64-1) p.53-54.

Grande, John K. Oil & Water, CV86, Montreal, (September #86) p.96-98. Abdajian, Laurent. "Un Monde de Brut"

Télérama, Paris, France. (July 28) p.27. McCusker, Carol. "An uneasy Contradiction: Surveying the career of Edward Burtynsky" Color, London, U.K. (28 July) p.36-51.

Sozanski, Edward J. "Ravaged landscapes, ugly yet not" The Philadelphia Enquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (July 28) H4A.

Ballamingie, Patricia. "Edward Burtynsky’s China photographs: A multidisciplinary reading" Environments: a journal of interdisciplinary studies, Waterloo, (#37 - 2) p.67-92.

Boetzkes, Amanda. "Waste and the Sublime Landscape" RACAR, (XXXV - 1) p.22-31.

Axsom, Richard H. (ed). "100 Years 100 Works of Art" Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. p.200-201.
2008 ​BURTYNSKY - OIL, Published by Steidl, Germany, October, 216 pages, hardcover

"Find The Root: The Modern Industrial State" Kaze No Tabibito #33, Crevis, Tokyo, Japan, August, p.1-18

"Picture Power: The Cost of Progress" Newsweek, Beijing, China, July, p.84-87

Forbes, Duncan, “Edward Burtynsky’s Negative Sublime” Portfolio Magazine, Issue 47, Photography Workshop Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland, May, p.4, 18, 21

Campbell, Craig, "Picturing Second Geography" (interview), Space and Culture, Edmonton, Alberta,February, p.39

Barth, Nadine, "Verschwindende Landschaften" (ENG: Vanishing Landscapes), Dumont, Cologne, Germany

Life Magazine, "Heaven" Beijing, China, April, p.16-33

Williams, Rosalind, "Edward Burtynsky" (interview) Tendencias, Madrid, Spain, Summer, p.58

Hodgson, Francis, "Return to the Source" FT Magazine, London, U.K., July, p.24

Baillargeon, Claude, "Affinity and Dialectic in Twice Removed" Nicholas Metiver Gallery, Toronto

Michael Dee, (Interview) Foto Allers Forlag, Hälsingborg, Sweden, May

Art World Magazine, Media Issue #3, London, U.K. February

Stephan Harding, "Intelligent Growth" Resurgence Magazine, issue number #247, Devon, U.K., March/April, p.12/13

Focus Magazine, G+J Gruner+Jahr Polska, Warsaw, Poland, June

Dwell Magazine, The Elements Issue: Light/Water/Earth, Issue #1, November, San Francisco

Poole, Di, "New Quarries" Next Level #14 White Issue, London, U.K., July, p.70-77
2007 BURTYNSKY - QUARRIES, Published by Steidl, Germany, October, 192 pages, hardcover

Edgar, Ray, "The Price of Power" Monument Magazine #79, Melbourne, Australia, June/July, p.90

Mary-Kay Lombino, "Utopialand" Vassar College, New York

Jacobs, Karrie, "Searching For the Future" Metropolis, Architecture & Design, January, p.42

"La Bella Cicatriz / The Beautiful Scar" Ojo De Pez, The Fall of Nature, Issue #8, p.14-27

"Manufacturing Humanism: Steichen/Burtynsky" Prefix Photo #15, May, p.55-67

Callick, Rowan, "All the Coal in China" The American, May/June, p.24-32

"Enfants De Cartier, Photographie Canadienne Contemporaine" Théàtre De La Photographie Et De L'Image, Nice, May/Aug

"Age of Extraction" Walrus Magazine, July/August, p.32-34

"Histoire - Geographie Terminales," editions magnard, June, Paris, France

Vrij Nederland, Issue no. 17, Amsterdam, Holland

Daniel Canogar, "Ruins" Exit Magazine # 24, Nov 06/Jan, Madrid, Spain

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, January, New York

TIME Magazine, New York City, U.S.A. September, p.24-27​
2006 ​Herbie Girardet, “Which Way China” Resurgence, May/June 2006, issue 236, Hartland, Bideford, UK.
Jules Petty, “Myth of Progress” Resurgence, May/June 2006, issue 236, Hartland, Bideford, UK.

National Geographic Society, September 2006, Washington, D.C. “Work” hardbound book

Daniel Canogar, "Ruins" Exit Magazine # 24, November 06 – January 07, Madrid, Spain

La Fabrica “Anima Mundi” November 2006, Madrid, Spain. p. 104 - 115

First Magazine, September 2006, London, U.K. “The poultry production line” p. 24

Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, January 2007, New York, Chapter: Planet Section: Climate Foresight

George Monbiot, Heat, (hardcover) Random House / Double Day, Toronto, September 2006

Rundschau, July 2006, Frankfurt, Germany

Raymond Aubin, Photo Sélection Magazine, November 2006, Quebec City, Canada, 25 Canadian Photo Personalities Jan Bom, P+ People Planet Profit Magazine, Vol 4, #5,

July/August 2006, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, Publiceert het China van Edward Burtynsky

John K. Grande, "Manufactured Landscapes - an interview with Ed Burtynsky" Etc. Magazine, issue #75

Autumn 2006, Montreal, Canada

Art in Action, "Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future", Natural World Museum, Palace Press / Earth Aware Editions, San Rafael, California, September, 2007

Jaume Vidal Oliveras, Critical Review, El Cultural / El Mundo, April 27, 2006 Madrid, Spain.

Les Éditions du Renouveau Pédagogique, September 2006, Montréal, Canada. “Territoires 2” p. 223/227

Dominique Baqué, La Possibilité d'une Ville October 2006, Editions du Regard, Paris, France.

Eloisa de Dios, Diseñart Nº7, May 2006, Madrid, Spain.

Laura Allen and Mark Smout / Smout Allen, "Augmented Landscapes", Pamphlet Architecture 28, March 2007, Princeton Architectural Press, New York.

Photography: A Cultural History, July 2006, Author: Mary Warner Marien, 2nd ed. Laurence King

Publishing / Prentice Hall, london, U.K. p. 475/476

Revista / Picnic, Portfolio section CHINA, Tabasco, Mexico, October, 2006

Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress, House of Anansi Press, October 2006, Toronto Canada.

Viernes / El Periódico de Catalunya, April 2006, Barcelona, Spain.

Casa International issue no: 412006 June Beijing, P.R. China p. 32-35

Picnic, No. 13, November/December 2006, Mexico City. "supervivencia y bienestar / survival and wellbeing – Burtynsky-China Portfolio"

Sam Stephenson, "The Family of Destruction: Edward Burtynsky's Photographs" BardPolitik, Bard

College Press, Annandale-on-Hudson, p.35 - 38.

Nancy Tousley, “Burtynsky in China” Calgary Herald, February 11, 2006, Calgary, Alberta.

Chinese Photo Magazine, “Portfolio” Beijing, China. January/February, 2006

George Wehrfritz, “Second Thoughts: China’s too-hot economy is prompting firms to look elsewhere to invest.” Newsweek, November 28, 2005. New York, NY, p.32

Carol Diehl, “The Toxic Sublime” Art in America, February 2006, New York, NY. p.118

Edward Burtynsky, Blind Spot, Issue 32, March 2006, New York. Also, available as a special hardbound version with tipped in limited edition print.

Hichael Hainey, Absolute Magazine, Issue 9, April, 2006, New York, NY.

Andrew Ross, “CHINA SYNDROME: The Economic Transformation of China is As Much A Threat to That Country As It Is to The US.” Playboy Magazine (US edition), Forum Section, March, 2006. New York.

Dean Kuipers, “GREENS WITH GUNS. Betrayed By The Republican Assault On Nature, Hunters Join Forces With The Granola Set.” Playboy Magazine (US edition), Forum Section, April, 2006, New York.

The Paris Review, no. 175 (fall/winter 2005), New York, NY.

Carte Blanche, Photography Vol. # 1, April 15, 2006, Toronto. “Photography in Canada” (text: Douglas Coupland)

Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited (ASPI), Canberra, Australia. “Balancing Act: China’s unprecedented growth and implications for the Asia-Pacific”

Manfred Zollner, “Reich im Umbruch” fotoMAGAZIN, Issue #3, February 17, 2006, Hamburg, Germany.

Stephanie Ringel, "Die Weltfabrik" Sie+Er Magazine, Nr. 1/2006, January 2, 2006. Zurich, Switzerland.

Christa O’keefe, “The Art of Transformation” See Magazine, December 8 – 14, Edmonton, Alberta.

Rafael Pock, “China, the biggest labour reserve in the world” La Vanguardia Magazine, 15 January, 2006. Barcelona, Spain.

Andreas Weber, “Kuenstliche Landschaften: Die Schönheit des Hässlichen – Die Schönheit der Zerstörung” GEO Magazine, 03/March 2006, Hamburg, Germany. Sabine Ostmann, "Vorbild" GEO Magazine, PHOTOGRAPHIE, Issue #3/06, February 2006, Essen, Germany.

C International Photo Magazine, Issue #2, June 2006 (two editions English-Chinese and Spanish-Japanese) London, UK, Europe, North and South America, China, Japan.(Hardcover book)

Telegraph Magazine, December 2005, London, U.K. 'The Year in Pictures 2005 from A to Z' Another Magazine, 9th issue, Autumn/Winter 2005. London, U.K.

Independent, October 23rd, 2005 London, U.K. “The Bigger Picture” (text: Andrew Tuck - Editor of the Independent on Sunday review), large repro of Manufacturing # 6a & 6b, Hongquingting Shoe Factory, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

Anna Sansom, Spoon, 'The Beauty of Progress' Nov/Dec 2005, Paris, France.

Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2006, Vol. xxii #2, “Forum” Section, National Academies, University of Texas, Dallas “Altered Landscape” (various articles)

Dirt, Issue 2/3 February 2006, New York, NY.

Mark Cheetham – (head of art history U of T), “Art & Nature” The Walrus, April 2006, Toronto.

Lyle Rexer, “Global Topographers” Art on Paper, March/April 2006, New York, NY.

Worldview Magazine, Vol 19 No 1, Spring 2006, Washington, D.C. (Cover)

Alexandra Hawryluk, “The Photographs of Ukrainian Canadian Edward Burtynsky” The Ukrainian Weekly, Vol.LXXIII No. 42, October 16, 2005 Parsippany, New Jersey.

Jacomijn de Raad, “Gewonde Landschappen” Vivant, Issue #1, March 2006, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Joanne Glaseby, “Fast Forward: Photographer Edward Burtynsky’s exquisite, detailed work records

progress, in all its guises.” Zag, Issue #2, March 2006, London, New York, Tokyo, Buenes Aires.

Felicity Wade, “Who is going to Save Me?” Photofile, Summer 2006, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. p. 62 - 65

Kate Damoulin, “Lasting Lens” Flare Magazine, February 2006, Toronto. p. 44

Elaine Sexton, “Edward Burtynsky: Brooklyn Museum & Charles Cowles Gallery” ArtNEWS, New York, NY. p. 126

Halbe de Jong, “Ship Aan Flarden” (“Ships to Shreds”) Snoecks, Winter 2006, Gent, Belgium. p. 458/9

Andrew Atkinson, “Metro Pictures: Book Reviews” The Architect’s Newspaper, Vol. 4 Issue #2, February 2006, New York, NY.

Portfolio 06, Dec 2005, Roma, Italy. (intro text: Ferdinando Scianna)

GEO Italia, Summer 2006, Milan, Italy.

Education

B.A. Photographic Arts (Media Studies Program), Ryerson Polytechnical University, Toronto, Ontario
Diploma, Graphic Arts, Niagara College, Welland, Ontario

Public Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

The Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Bibliothèque National, Paris, France

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario

CincinNatti Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Fondation Arts et Culture, Jouxtens-Mezery, Switzerland

Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Gemeentemuseum Helmonds, The Netherlands

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario

Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

London Museum, London, Ontario

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario

McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Milwaukee Art Museum

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick

Presentation House, Vancouver, British Columbia

Ryerson Polytechnic University/School of Image Arts, Toronto, Ontario

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

San Jose Museum of Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contempoary Art, Linhart Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas

Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

Thessaloniki Museum of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Wilson Centre for Photography, London, U.K.

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba