Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers. The predominant theme in his work is nature transformed through industry and he has documented some of the most poignant examples of this around the world. Often using an aerial vantage point, his large-scale photographs are rich in detail and vast in scale, sometimes verging on the appearance of painterly abstractions. Burtynsky works on each project for several years before it is released. Major projects include Quarries, Oil, Water and Anthropocene.


Edward Burtynsky was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1955 and is based in Toronto. His photographs are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Tate Modern, London and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California. Exhibitions include Anthropocene (2018) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada (international touring exhibition); Water (2013) at the New Orleans Museum of Art & Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, (international touring exhibition) and Oil (2009) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. (touring 2009-2014). Awards and distinctions include the TED Prize, the Governor Gernal’s Award in Visual Media Arts, The Outreach award at the Rencontres d’Arles, and the Roloff Beny Book award.

Education

1982

Bachelor of Applied Arts - Photographic Arts (Media Studies Program), Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario


1974 - 1976

Graphic Arts, Niagara College, Welland, Ontario


Selected solo exhibition

2020

Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland


2019

Edward Burtynsky Manufactured Landscapes: A Selection of Early Works, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Anthropocene, Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy

Water: Edward Burtynsky, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Edward Burtynsky: Megaresources, Atelier FAS Gallery (via Philadelphia Contemporary), Philadelphia, PA

Edward Burtynsky: Anthropocene – New Photographs, Galerie Springer Berlin


2018

Anthropocene, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY

Anthropocene, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

The Human Signature, Flowers Gallery, London, UK

Anthropocene, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Anthropocene, Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Anthropocene, Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Anthropocene, National Gallery of Canada

Anthropocene, Art Gallery of Ontario

Acqua Shock, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz Germany

Water Matters, London, UK Man and Earth, Horten, Norway Edward Burtynsky, Selected Work, Denver, Colorado

Witness: Edward Burtynsky: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON


2017

Edward Burtynsky: The Scarred Earth, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC

Salt Pans, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

Industrial Abstract, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Kunst Haus Wein, Vienna, Austria

L’uomo E La Terra, Centro Saint-Benin di Aosta, Aosta, Italy

Intentional Landscapes, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA


2016

Salt Pans/Essential Elements, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Salt Pans/Essential Elements, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Essential Elements, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

Edward Burtynsky: Salt Pans | Essential Elements, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Edward Burtynsky: Salt Pans | Essential Elements, Flowers Gallery, London, UK

Edward Burtynsky Aqua Shock: Selections from the Water Project,

Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul,

TurkeBurtynsky: Matières résiduelles / Tailings, Galerie d’art du Centre Cultural, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Edward Burtynsky: Infinite Change: Works from the Permanent Collection, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario

Edward Burtynsky: Oil, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Oil, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Relationships and Reconfigurations: Edward Burtynsky, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada

Houston Fotofest Biennial 2016: Changing Circumstances, Looking at the Future of the Planet, Edward Burtynsky (featured exhibition), The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Houston, Texas,

USA Edward Burtynsky: Water, Pheonix Art Museum, Pheonix, Arizona, USA Edward Burtynsky: Water, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfold, Virginia, USA

Burtynksy: Photographs From Water, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey


2015

Art/Act: Edward Burtynsky, David Brower Center, Berkeley, California, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Acqua Shock, Expo Milano, Palazzo Ragione, Milan, Italy

Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, Mulvane Museum of Art, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loie, France

Edward Burtynsky: Water and More, Innsbruck, Austria

The Industrial Sublime: Edward Burtynsky, Fruitlands Museum, Devens, MA, USA

Edward Burtynsky: Nature Transformed, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA


2014

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Flowers Gallery, London, UK

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Grinnell College, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa, USA

Water! Neue Fotografien von Edward Burtynsky, Altana Kultur Stiftung Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Galerie Springer, Berlin, Germany

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore

Edward Burtynsky: Water, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary Alberta

A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky,Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

Edward Burtynsky, Canada House Gallery, London, U.K.


2013

Burtynsky: Water, New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) / Contemporary Art Center (CAC), New Orleans, USA

Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Canada


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK

Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, USA

Burtynsky: Oil, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada Material Matters, UNB Art Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


2012

Edward Burtynsky, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont, USA

Burtynsky: Oil, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, Virginia, USA

Burtynsky: Oil, c/o Berlin, Germany

Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA


Burtynsky: Oil, The Photographer's Gallery, London

Burtynsky: Oil, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA

Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee, USA


2011

Burtynsky: Oil, McCord Museum, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Edward Burtynsky: L'home I La Terra, Llums I Ombres, Centre d'Art Tecla Sala, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime, (touring exhibition) Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA

Edward Burtynsky: El hombre y la tierra. Luces y sombras, Sala Municipal de Exposiciones de San Benito, Valladolid, Spain

Burtynsky: Oil, Ryerson University in association with the Institute for Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Burtynsky: Oil, Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Burtynsky: Oil, Altana Kulturstiftung, Bad Homburg, Germany

Edward Burtynsky: L'Uomo e la Terra. Luci e Ombre, Centro Culturale di Milano, Milan, Italy


2010

Burtynsky: Oil, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Australian Minescapes, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia

Burtynsky: Oil, The Rooms - Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada


2009

Australian Minescapes, Western Australian Museum, Geralton, Australia

Burtynsky: Oil, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 


Burtynsky: Oil,Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA 


Australian Minescapes, Australian Centre for Photography, Melbourne, Australia

Edward Burtynsky: A Survey, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta

Edward Burtynsky: Uneasy Beauty, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada,


2008

Material World, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Australian Minescapes, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle, Australia

In Pursuit of Progress, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada


2007

Manufactured Landscapes, Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Helmond, Netherlands

China Works, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián, Spain

Burtynsky Photographs, (major survey exhibition) Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands

Edward Burtynsky: Photographs, Canadian Cultural Institute, Paris, France

Edward Burtynsky: The China Series, (touring exhibition) curated by David Brown, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 
— Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA,2006
— Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 2006
— Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2006
— Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Massachusetts, USA, 2007
— Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, 2007
— The Art Museum, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA, 
January 15 - April 30, 2008
— Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA


2006

Edward Burtynsky: The Edmonton Art Gallery Gift, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

PhotoEspana, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain


2005

Manufactured Landscapes, (includes 24 new China images), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA

Manufactured Landscapes, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, USA

Manufactured Landscapes, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Entropia, Fundacion Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Bilbao, Spain Burtynsky — China, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (touring exhibition - see above)


2004

Manufactured Landscapes, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada


2003

Edward Burtynsky: Mid-Career Retrospective, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, 
— Finnish Museum of Photography at Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
— The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
— The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA
— The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, USA 
— Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California, USA


2002

Burtynsky, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Burtynsky, The Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada


2001

Survey Show, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Vues et points de vue: L'architecture de Borromini dans les photographies d'Edward Burtynsky, - Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada


2000

Edward Burtynsky Photographs, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Vues et points de vue: L'architecture de Borromini dans les photographies d'Edward Burtynsky, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada


1988

Breaking Ground, - Produced by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography Exhibition tour: 
— Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - 1988
— Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 1988
— Floating Gallery - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 1989
— Cedarbrae District Library, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada - 1989
— Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta, Canada - 1990
— Bibliotèque municipale de Mont-Joli, Mont-Joli, Québe, Canadac - 1990
— Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 1991
— The Gallery/Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada - 1991
— Galerie d'art de Matane, Matane, Québec, Canada - 1991
— Lacham Gallery, Stouffville, Ontari, Canadao - 1992
— Cambridge Public Library and Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada - 1992
— Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 1992
— Alberni Valley Museum, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada - 1992


1985

Earthworks, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


1984

Earthworks, A Moment in Time Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


1982

Landscapes & Greenhouses, Ryerson Photographic Arts Gallery, Toronto, ON


Selected group exhibition


2020

Realisms: Canadian Art, 1850 to the Present, Museum London, London, Ontario

2019

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK MELTDOWN – a visualization of climate change by Project Pressure, Horniman Museum & Gardens, Forest Hill, London

Hot Spots: Radioactivity and the Landscape, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois

Dwelling: People and Place, Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, British Columbia

Warning Signs by Project Pressure, Lake Taillères, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Civilization: The Way We Live Now, NGV Australia

The Awesome and Waful: Works from the Permanent Collection, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

Looking Back: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

The Prennials: Works from the Permanent Collection, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario

Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Summer Exhibition 2019, Gallery III, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

MELTDOWN – a visualization of climate change by Project Pressure, Natural History Museum, Vienna, Austria

Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Photography in Canada:1960–2000, Judith & Normin Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario

Tomorrow is the Question, RoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

Nature, Life Human, MoCA Busan, Busan, South Korea

Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey

2018

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art, New Orleans Musuem of Art, New Orleans, LA

Civilization: The Way We Live Now, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ

The World to Come, The Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

The Beauty of Lines, Masterpieces From the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne Switzerland

Photography in Canada: 1960-2000, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, Newfoundland


2017

Photography in Canada: 1960 – 2000, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Past Imperfect: A Canadian History Project, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

The Amended Landscape, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON

Alternation, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC

In Our Nature, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Perfect Brightness: Discovery And Escape In Contemporary Photography, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia Stone and Sky: Canada's Mountain Landscapes, Audain Art Museum, Whistler, British Columbia Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural, Taubman College Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Land And Lens: Photographers Envision The Environment, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont

Hello Robot, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (Touring Exhibition)

Nuit de la Photo, (HD projections) La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Auto Photo, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France


2016

Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography, Jepsen Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia, USA

The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video, Ryerson Image Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Indestructible Wonder, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA

Water, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, Ontario, Canada

Landscapes Reconstructed, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Banff, Alberta, Canada

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2016, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The World We Live In: Through The Lens of Contemporary Photography, Ayala Museum Metro Manila, Philippines

Sublime. The Tremors of the World, Pompidou Centre, Metz, France

The 4 Elements: Water, Museum of Breadculture, Ulm, Germany


2015

A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, January 10 to March 1, 2015

Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Outside of Being, Today Art Museum , Beijing China, January 31 – March 8, 2015

Edward Burtynsky and David Shapiro, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 2 – 25, 2015

Frontiers Reimagined: Art That Connects Us, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, May 9 – October 22, 2015


2014

Shine a Light: Canadian Biennial 2014, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 17 2014 – March 8, 2015

The Marseillaise/ fifteen years of collecting, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 13 – December 7, 2015

A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, October 18 – December 31, 2014

Black Diamond Dust, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, September 20 – December 13, 2014

Transformation of Canadian Landscape Art: Inside and Ouside of Being, Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanzi, China, August 10 – September 11, 2014

Creation and Erasure: Art of the Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, May 30 – September 28, 2014

View from a Window, Art Gallery of Alberta, October 18 – December 31, 2014 The Power of Water, Fotodok, Space for Documentary Photography, Utrecht, The Nederlands, September 7 – October 26, 2014

Nets: Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany, July 28 – November 16, 2014

Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholy, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, January 31 – June 30, 2014


2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK, 
June 10 - August 18, 2013

Landmark: The Fields of Photography, Somerset House, London, UK, 
 begins March 2013 (exact dates TBA)

Format, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK, 
March 8 - April 7

Big Pictures, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Fort Worth, USA, 
March 5 - April 2

Climate of Uncertainty, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 
January 10 - March 24

Picturing the Sublime, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., USA, 
 October 2012 - February 17, 2013


2012

No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California, USA,
November 17, 2012 - February 24, 2013

Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. USA,
September 22, 2012 - March 23, 2013

America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, September 21, 2012 - January 1, 2013

Newtopia, Van Busleyden Court, Mechelen, Belgium,
September 1 – December 1, 2012

Freedom Of/For/To, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 
August 22 - December 22

Looking Back at Earth: Contemporary Environmental Photography, The Hood Museum, Hannover, New Hampshire, USA,
July 7 - August 26, 2012

Subverted, Ivory Press, Madrid, Spain, 
February 14 - May 12


2011

Infinite Balance, Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), San Diego, California, USA,
October 11, 2011 - February 5, 2012

Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 
August 20, 2011 - April 29, 2012

The Ocean Reglitterized, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York, NY, USA, 
 September 16 - October 29

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK,
June 7 - August 15

The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA, 
September 24, 2011 - January 8, 2012

The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Human Kind - Ecological Circuits, Wilhelm Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 
September 10 - November 6

Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA, 
February 20 - May 15, 2011

The Kasper Collection: Mannerism and Modernism, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY, USA, 
January 21 - May 1


2010

Weltbilder 4, Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland, September 23 - November 13, 2011

Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA,
September 17, 2010 - January 2, 2011

Developed and Undeveloped: Photographic Landscapes, de Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, USA,
October 9, 2010 - March 20, 2011

Energy = Labour, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany,
September 15, 2010 - February 13, 2011

In Light: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA,
January 20, 2010 - January 23, 2011

Bearing Witness: works from the collection,Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 8 - January 3, 2011

Water: National Geographic, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California, USA,
March 26 - early June

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography, The Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA,
July 9 - September 19

Prix Pictet: Earth,
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 9 - April 18

The Empty Quarter, Dubai,
February 9 - February 28


2009

Vanishing Landscapes/Verschwindende Landschaften, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria, November 
14, 2009 - January 9, 2010

In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes before the Digital Age, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA, 
October 25 - March 14, 2010

Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 
 December 3, 2009 - January 31, 2010

Prix Pictet 2009: Earth,
Passage de Retz, Paris, France,
October 23 – November 24 Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece, December 14, 2009 - February 28, 2010

Moor House, London, U.K., October 12 - October 30

Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, U.K., October 5 - October 10

Les Visages de l'industrie, Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle, Switzerland, August 30 - November 29

Substantial Resources, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, April 18 - August 30

Una fábrica, Una Máqina Un Cuerpo, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City,
October 17 2009 - February 24 2010

Nature Nation, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel,
May - December

Una fábrica, Una Máqina Un Cuerpo, Centre de Documentació Panera, Lleida, Spain,
May 6 - August 30

The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photohgraphy, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA,
May - October (touring exhibition)

Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY, USA,
January 13 - April 4

Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona,
February 28 – June 28

Prix Pictet 2008 Shortlisted Artists Exhibition: Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki,
December 11, 2008 – March 30, 2009

Royal Geographical Society, London, U.K., The Intelligence Squared Green Festival, January 24 - 25

Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven,
April – May 31


2008

La Grande Image: Histoire de la Photographie Panoramique de 1839 à nos jours, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France, 
November 6, 2008 – January 25, 2009

Prix Pictet, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France,

Highlights from the Fotographfis Collection, Bank of Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria

Picture the Process: Landscape through Time and Space, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA, 
December 12, 2008 - February 1, 2009

The Tropics, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, 
September 11, 2008 - January 5, 2009

Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate, 
— National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
June 27 - October 13 
— Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 
November 1, 2008 - March 1, 2009, Moving Walls, Open Society Institute, Washington, DC, USA, 
February 29 through December 2008

1% - Water and Our Future, Hasselt, Belgium, 
June 29 to September 28

Sound the Alarm: Landscapes in Distress, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, The Bronx, New York, NY, USA

Shifting Landscapes, Power House Arena, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA

Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

Ingenuity, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Relics and Ruins, Instituto Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil

China Works, Center Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain

International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liege, Belgium


2007

Moving Walls, Open Society Institute, New York, NY, USA

We are All Photographers Now!, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland

A History of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Imaging a Shattering Earth, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax

Ingenuity, Gulbekian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal


2006

C On Cities, Venice Bienalle, Pavillion Padiglione Italia, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy

Imaging Asia in Documents, 1st Photo Biennale, Daegu , Korea

The photographic document: Aspects & Transformations, Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece

Made in China, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Modern Times: Work, Machinery and Automation in the Arts of 1900, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy

Imaging a Shattering Earth, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), Contact Photo Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2005

Imaging a Shattering Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA

Disaster Topographics, Toronto Photographer's Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2003

Industry and Entropy, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, (cat)

In Praise of Plenty, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA


2002-2003

Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection, Norsk Museum for Fotografi – Preus Fotomuseum, Horten, Norway & Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA


2002

New Acquisitions: New Work / New Directions3 / Contemporary Selections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

Altered States: Landscape Transformation in the Wake of Progress, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA


2001

Detourism, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Constructed Identities: Edward Burtynsky & Suzy Lake, Burlington Arts'Centre, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Site/Seeing, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


1999

Virgin Land, Nassauischer KunstVerein, Weisbaden, Germany The Sudbury Basin: Industrial Topographies, The Art Gallery of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


1998

On the Nature of Landscape, Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA


1997

Work, Workers, Works: Rearranging the Land, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Big Picture, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA


1996

Before the Land Behind the Camera, Canadian Museum of

Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada


1994

Burtynsky/Maynard, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada


1993

Embodied Spaces, Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (cat)


1992

Beau: A Reflection on Beauty of Nature in Photography, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (cat)


1991

Tainted Prospects: Photographers and the Compromised Environment, Co-curated by John Pfahl and Sandra Olsen, Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, New York, NY, USA (cat)


1990

The Landscape: Eight Canadian Photographers, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada (cat)

Le Mois de la Photo, Curator: Katy McCormick, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada


1989

Money Matters: A Critical Look at Bank Architecture, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, (book), 
Exhibition tour:
—Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas - 1989
—National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. - 1990
—Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec - 1990
—Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia - 1991
—National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario - 1992
—Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario - 1992

Structure and Landscape in Contemporary Canadian Photography, Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

What is Photography: 150 Years of Photography, Prague, Czechoslovakia (cat)


1987

Focus '87, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario


1982-1983

Transitions: The Landscape, Produced and toured by The National Film Board (now CMCP)
Exhibition tour: 
—

The Photo Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 1982
—Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - 1982
—The Canadian Centre of Photography, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 1983
—The Photography Gallery, La Jolla, S. California, USA- 1983


Collections

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, NY, USA

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada


Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA


Bibliothèque National, Paris, France


Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswisk, ME

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA


Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Cincinatti Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, USA


Fondation Arts et Culture, Jouxtens-Mezery, Switzerland


Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada


George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, USA


Gemeentemuseum Helmonds, The Netherlands


Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA


Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA


Kaspar Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, USA

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada


Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA


London Museum, London, Ontario, Canada


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada


McMaster University Art Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Museum London, London, Ontario

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA


Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA


Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, USA


National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, USA

Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada


Presentation House, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain


Ryerson Polytechnic University/School of Image Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA

San José Museum of Art, San José, CA, USA


Scottsdale Museum of Contempoary Art, Linhart Collection, Scottsdale, AZ, USA


Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA


Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. USA


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA


Spencer Museum of Art, The University of KS, USA


Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO, USA


Thessaloniki Museum of Art, Thessaloniki, Greece


Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, UK


Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, USA


Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA

Wilson Centre for Photography, London, UK


Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Ackerman & Co. Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Air Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Allied, Torono, Ontario, Canada


Arrow Hedge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


AstraZeneca

Bennett Jones
Beutal, Goodman, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Blackburn Group, London, Ontario, Canada


Blaney, McMurtry, Stappells, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


BMO, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Boston Red Sox, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


CB Richard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Ciba-Geigy Canada Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada


CI Funds
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
 Cafritz Interests, Washington, DC, USA

Charles Schwab & Co.
Chase Bank, New York, NY, USA


Claridge Incorporated Delaney Capital Devon Petroleum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dow Jones, New York, NY, USA
 Elton John Foundation, London, UK

Encana Resources, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Fidelity Investments
Foreign Affairs Canada


Goldman Sachs Granite Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Grosvenor Capital Management, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Hunt Oil Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


INCO, Head Office, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


J.P. Morgan Bank
Kelly Company, New York, NY, USA


Lax, O’Sullivan, Cronk
Lenczner, Slaught, Royce, Smith, Griffen, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Likrilyn Capital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


London Life, London, Ontario, Canada


LW Capital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, USA


Morris, Rose, Ledgett, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


McCarthy, Tetrault


McMillan, Binch


National Bank, Montréal, Québec, Canada


Novell, Incorporated


OMERS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


ONEX, New York, NY, USA


Ontario Mining Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Ove Arup & Partners International, London, UK


The Parnassus Foundation, New York, NY, USA


Phillip Morris Corporation, New York, NY, USA


Pictet & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland


Power Corporation, Montreal, Québec, Canada


Price Waterhouse
Refco Group, Ltd.


Royal Bank

Schulich School of Business

Scotiabank

Sunlife of Canada


Swiss Bank
Swiss Re Life and Health


TD Bank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Teleglobe Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada


TELUS, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Templeton Management
Tory, Tory, Deslauriers & Binnington


TransAlta, Corporation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Tremblanc Capitol, New York, NY, USA


Vertical Screen Inc., Warminster, PA, USA