Edward Burtynsky is internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of nature transformed by industry.Â Manufactured Landscapes â€“ a stunning documentary by award winning director Jennifer Baichwal â€“ follows Burtynsky to China, as he captures the effects of the countryâ€™s massive industrial revolution. This remarkable film leads us to meditate on human endeavour and its impact on the planet [via].
The film is truly visually stunning – I’d really suggest finding a better quality copy than this. Baichwal captures Burtynsky’s subject matter – industrial landscapes, here in China – live in a way that evokes the same feelings of disturbing awe as Burtynsky’s photos. The images are displayed in such a beatufiul way, but the subject matter forces the viewer to consider a number of issues, in particular the impacts of industrialization on society and the environment.
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Posted: August 17th, 2008
at 12:51am by orangemenace
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