Edward Burtynksy’s photographs of waste and mass labor are disturbingly grandiose and sublime, even if their very subject matter concerns the disregarded or oppressed. His photographs seek to express the simple fact that we are “7 billion humans living off a single, finite planet” and to encourage action against mass consumerism and the unsustainable use of labor and resources.

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Frame: 29.5 x 25 x 1 in (74.93 x 63.5 x 2.54 cm)

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Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, b. 1955) is one of the most respected and internationally exhibited photographers living today. His photographs of industrial wastelands and manufacturing plants have not only spurred action against unsustainable industry, but also remain invaluable documents of a world in ecological crisis.

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Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005
Lot Number 1
Chromogenic print
22 x 18 in (55.88 x 45.72 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed on label affixed to verso
Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
Ends Oct 19 at 1:00pm ET
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Edward Burtynsky
Shipyard #11, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Dimensions
    22 x 18 in (55.88 x 45.72 cm)