Thursday 17 May 2018
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Talks Auditorium Foyer, Somerset House
Curated by William A. Ewing, this volume was the first comprehensive survey of Burtynsky’s multi-faceted work in over a decade. Relinquishing the project-based lens through which the photographer’s work has previously been presented – the major monographs 'Oil' and 'Water' being the most recent examples – it presents Burtynsky’s photographs in free-flowing sections which combine and contrast work from throughout his career. It provides an entirely new way of seeing Burtynsky’s work for those who are already familiar with it, as well as an accessible introduction for those encountering his photographs for the first time. It is also available to purchase at the Thames & Hudson stand, P5, alongside a limited number of the Deluxe Edition.