Edward Burtynsky with Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier: Anthropocene

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About the Author

Suzaan Boettger is an art historian and critic, and the author of Inside the Spiral: The Passions of Robert Smithson.
Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer. His previous publications include Water, Oil, Quarries, China, and Manufactured Landscapes.


The book is a journey across 20 countries that explores humanity's devastating effects on nature, from technofossils and urbanization to deforestation, resource depletion and biodiversity loss. Each image reveals, to use Walter Benjamin's term, the "optical unconscious" of our era: concrete seawalls and mammoth river dams of China, floating city slums of Nigeria, Chile's lithium and copper mines, log booms in Canada, hyperscale greenhouses of Spain, marble quarries of Italy, nuclear power stations and petrochemical plants in the U.S. and global mega-cities.--Lev Feigin "Hyperallergic "
Burtynsky invites viewers to consider the subject of geological time.--Holly Stuart Hughes "PDN "
Anthropocene warns us, beautifully and eerily, that we may already be on the way [to the end of the human race].--Flaunt Magazine
The power of Edward Burtynsky's landscape photographs is undeniable... These exhilarating portrayals of civilization's ecological self-estrangement are not quite the images we need, but they are the ones we deserve.--Louis Bury "Hyperallergic "
For photographer Edward Burtynsky, his aerial takes of landscapes, [...] are a way to show how humans have reshaped the planet.--Dusica Sue Malesevic "Daily Mail "