On the occasion of the publication of Edward Burtynsky’s Essential Elements by Thames & Hudson and Éléments Essentiels by Éditions Xavier Barral.
Edward Burtynsky is internationally renowned thanks to his spectacular large photographs illustrating the impact of human activity on urban and natural milieus around the world.
6 p.m.: Screening of Watermark
The film Watermark brings together several narratives illustrating our relationship to water all around the world: our attraction to this element, what we learn about it and our exploitation of this resource and its consequences. The film shows the terraforming of water, as well as our huge needs and uses. Watermark immerses the viewer in this magnificent force of nature, which we often take for granted unless we are on the brink of running out.
A film by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky / Canada / 2013 / 92 min / English / screening in French
8 p.m.: Meet Edward Burtynsky and William A. Ewing
Edited by William A. Ewing, Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements provides an overview of Burtynsky’s work across four decades, including both iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs. The interview, in English, will be hosted by Catherine Bédard, deputy director of the Canadian Cultural Centre, and will be followed by a signing session.
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In partnership with Éditions Xavier Barral, Paris, and Thames & Hudson, London
Works by Edward Burtynsky will also be exhibited by the Howard Greenberg Gallery as part of Paris Photo at the Grand Palais