Between Manufacturing and Landscapes: Edward Burtynsky and the Photography of Ecology

  title={Between Manufacturing and Landscapes: Edward Burtynsky and the Photography of Ecology},
  author={Joshua Schuster},
  journal={Photography and Culture},
  pages={193 - 212}
Abstract The industrial sublime has become the signature trope of Edward Burtynsky's photographs to such a degree that it makes his images now fairly quick to recognize. This essay begins with a critique of the way the conventions of the sublime frame the photography of nature in favor of awe and anxiety over detail and activism. Burtynsky pushes the environmental image to more complicated ecological stakes by making photographs that question the relation of image to commodity extraction… Expand
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