Edward Burtynsky: Water
The project takes us over gouged landscapes, fractal patterned delta regions, ominously coloured biomorphic shapes, rigid and rectilinear stepwells, massive circular pivot irrigation plots, aquaculture and social, cultural and ritual gatherings. Water is intermittently introduced as a victim, a partner, a protagonist, a lure, a source, an end, a threat and a pleasure. Water is also often completely absent from the pictures. Burtynsky instead focuses on the visual and physical effects of the lack of water, giving its absence an even more powerful presence.” - Russell Lord - Curator of Photographs - NOMA
Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal have also reunited to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.