01 July 2007

Edward Burtynsky Speaks At TED



In light of his recently released book Manufactured Landscapes, here is the description for the lecture given by Burtynsky from the TED website:

" Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images -- stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability. Burtynsky presents a riveting slideshow of his photographs, which show vividly how industrial development is altering the Earth's natural landscape. From mountains of tires to rivers of bright orange waste from a nickel mine, his images are simultaneously beautiful and horrifying."

*editor's note: due to technical difficulties the TED lecture must be viewed directly here.

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