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Edward Burtynsky, one of the world’s most timely photographers, has achieved an aesthetic and a perspective that give us a feel for how the built environment connects to nature and to the human footprint on Earth. The spectrum is spectacular, and the great theatre of Earth becomes the canvas. With Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, Burtynsky has formed the Anthropocene Working Group, whose “ambition for the work is to be revelatory, not accusatory, as we examine human influence on the earth both inplanetary scale and geological time. . . . The shifting of consciousness is the beginning of change.”1 The group visited every continent (expect Antarctica) documenting sites initially researched using Google Earth and GPS technology.

(Suite de l'article dans la version imprimée de Vie des Arts)