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"I don't say I have a solution, but I happen to believe the status quo is not an option." - Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky is a photographer internationally known for his provocative images of industry around the world. He has chosen The Rooms in St. John's for the Canadian premiere of his show Edward Burtynsky: Oil. The show features 56 large-scale photographs shot from 1997 through 2009 that explore the pervasive role of oil in our lives, and the impact it has - seen and unseen - on our society.

The text in this feature is extracted from an interview with Angela Antle, the host of Weekend AM, earlier this month.

The images are used with the kind permission of Edward Burtynsky.

Greg Locke's images are used with the kind permission of Greg Locke.