Burtynsky from a Blind Perspective Image Gallery

Welcome to the Burtynsky from a Blind Perspective image gallery. Click on the audio players below each image to hear an in-depth description of selected key images featured in Encountering Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress: A Film by Bokeh Collective.

Audio descriptions recorded by J.J. Hunt.

Click below to listen to a brief introduction to Edward Burtynsky.

Image #1

Cathedral Grove #2, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2017 by Edward Burtynsky. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Cathedral Grove #2, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2017

Image #2

Clearcut #5, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2017 by Edward Burtynsky. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Clearcut #5, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 2017

Image #3

Railcuts #1, C.N. Track, Skihist Provincial Park, British Columbia, 1985 by Edward Burtynsky. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Railcuts #1, C.N. Track, Skihist Provincial Park, British Columbia, 1985 

Image #4

Pivot Irrigation #1, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2011 by Edward Burtynsky. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Pivot Irrigation #1, High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA, 2011 

Image #5

Urban Renewal #5, City Overview From Top of Military Hospital, Shanghai, China, 2004. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Urban Renewal #5, City Overview From Top of Military Hospital, Shanghai, China, 2004 

Image #6

Oil Fields #19ab, Belridge, California, USA, 2003. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Oil Fields #19ab, Belridge, California, USA, 2003 

Image #7

Breezewood, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Breezewood, Pennsylvania, USA, 2008 

Image #8

Car Terminal Ritthem, Zeeland, The Netherlands, 2011. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Car Terminal Ritthem, Zeeland, The Netherlands, 2011

Image #9

Manufacturing #18, Cankun Factory, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 2005. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Manufacturing #18, Cankun Factory, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 2005 

Image #10

Dandora Landfill #3, Plastics Recycling, Nairobi, Kenya, 2016. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Dandora Landfill #3, Plastics Recycling, Nairobi, Kenya, 2016 

Image #11

Densified Scrap Metal #3a, Hamilton, Ontario, 1997. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Densified Scrap Metal #3a, Hamilton, Ontario, 1997

Image #12

Shipbreaking #9ab, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Shipbreaking #9ab, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000 

Image #13

Xiaolangdi Dam #1, Yellow River, Henan Province, China, 2011. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Xiaolangdi Dam #1, Yellow River, Henan Province, China, 2011 

Image #14

Glacier Catchment, Scud River, Northern British Columbia, Canada, 2012. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Glacier Catchment, Scud River, Northern British Columbia, Canada, 2012

Image #15

Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Colorado River Delta #2, Near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico, 2011

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Natural Order #13, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring 2020. Click on the audio player below to listen to the audio description.
Natural Order #13, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, Spring 2020 

Filmed by Bokeh Collective, Encountering Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress imagines the experience of seeing the work of Edward Burtynsky on the screens surrounding Yonge-Dundas Square. Captured for Luminato for its 2021 Virtual Festival, Bokeh’s film provides a glimpse of Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress as the public art piece it is intended to be.

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