The Anthropocene & Edward Burtynsky

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Increasingly scientists are warming to the idea that WE the PEOPLE .. collectively with centuries of industry and innovation are replacing geologic forces and changing the landscapes and biodiversity of the Earth.

If you know the massive photographic works of Ed Burtynsky with his focus on Manufactured Landscapes ... you get the idea. We have a conversation with the Canadian Photographer and we hear from a roster of cutting-edge thinkers as The Current's Chris Wodskou explores the idea of Anthropocene .. the suggestion that a new geologic era is upon us, with all the potential consequences to rival those days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and then didn't.

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery)







Below are the photos by Edward Burtynsky discussed in this item:


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Tanggu Port, Tianjin, China  2005
Photo by Edward Burtynsky and courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

 
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Alberta Oil Sands #6, Fort McMurray, Alberta  2007
Photo by Edward Burtynsky and courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto


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Photo by Edward Burtynsky and courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto


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