Edward Burtynsky is one of Canada’s most respected photographers. His remarkable photographs of industrialized landscapes are included in the collections of over sixty museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottwaa; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As an active lecturer on photographic art, Burtynsky’s past speaking engagements include the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and the TED conference. His images have appeared in numerous periodicals including Art in America, Smithsonian magazine, Harper’s, National Geographic, and the New York Times.
Burtynsky’s distinctions include the TED Prize, the Outreach Award at Rencontres d’Arles, the Flying Elephant Fellowship, and Roloff Beny Book Award. In 2006 he was awarded the title Officer of the Order of Canada and is the recipient of six honorary doctorate degrees.