Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky: Selections from the Collection

June 7 - September 27, 2009

Gallery Stratford is pleased to present for the first time a selection of works from the collection by renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The selection is made from 39 works recently donated to the Gallery by the artist.

This significant donation brings the number of works in Gallery’s collection to more than 900. The Gallery Stratford Burtynsky collection includes a wide variety of large-scale work, spanning from 1985 to 2005 and covers his subjects of railway cuts, quarries, oil fields and refineries, highway overpasses and his most recent work of China. The photographs also cover a variety of other site locations, including Canada, the United States, and India.

Burtynsky is known as one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable depictions of global industrial landscapes are in the collections of major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum in New York. Jennifer Baichwal’s documentary film on Burtynsky in China, Manufactured Landscapes, has reached an even larger international audience.

Gallery Stratford was one of the first public galleries to present a solo exhibition of Mr. Burtynsky’s work over two decades ago. In the summer of 2009, the Gallery is pleased to be able to share with the Stratford and visiting audience a stunning collection of recent works by the artist.

Exhibition Sponsors:
Musagetes Fund at the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
Cleeve Horne Award given by the Ontario Society of Artists
Additional support provided by David & Jennifer Leaney

Image: Edward Burtynsky, "Shipbreaking #39", Chromogenic Colour Photograph, 2001.