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Academy Town Square: Global Shifts: Earth Through the Lens of Artist Edward Burtynsky
Start Date: 4/3/2019Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 4/3/2019End Time: 7:00 PM

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Join us for an Academy Town Square with celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky.

We are now living in the era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, the time period when human activity is the dominant influence on climate, extinction events and the geological landscape of the planet. Celebrated Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has spent years documenting this dilemma of our modern existence. His photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are housed in over 60 public collections and exhibited by museums around the world.

In his talk, Burtynsky will discuss works from his decades-long career, including his most recent photographic series, Anthropocene. Photographs from Anthropocene and earlier series are featured in his upcoming exhibition Megaresources, presented by Philadelphia Contemporary and opening May 2019 at Atelier FAS Gallery, 1301 N. 31st St.

Free with registration. Please click here to register.

Co-Presented with Philadelphia Contemporary


Edward Burtynsky
Nickel Tailings No. 31, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996
Digital Chromogenic Print
40 x 60 inches (102 x 152 cm)
Edition 10/10
Hall Collection. Courtesy Hall Art Foundation.

Edward Burtynsky Nickel Tailings
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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