World-renowned photographer of the industrial landscape, Edward Burtynsky, is currently on view at Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco for his solo exhibition, “Water”. The exhibition includes a series of dramatic large-format photographs from Burtynsky’s fifth book, “Burtynsky – Water”, published by the celebrated fine-art book publisher, Steidl. The work explores in intricate detail humanity’s complex relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. A project spanning five years, the photographs in “Burtynsky – Water”, document the scale and impact of manufacturing and consumption on the world’s water supplies.
Shooting in ten different countries for “Water”, Burtynsky’s photographs include dry-land farming in Spain, pivot irrigation sites in Texas, and the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, where using helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft, he brings the scale of the human imprint into a more meaningful perspective . He also photographed millions of people bathing in the sacred Ganges in India; the mega-dam construction on the upper Yangtze and the once-per-year slit release on the Yellow Rivers in China, the virgin watersheds of British Columbia, and the delta of the Colorado River.
“Water” is on view through December 14th, 2013.
For more information visit Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.