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BTS @ Encountering In the Wake of Progress

Image from the filming of Encountering Edward Burtynsky's In the Wake of Progress

In September 2021, we took over the screens of Yonge-Dundas Square in the very heart of Toronto with the images of renowned Canadian landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky. Due to COVID-19 we couldn’t invite the public to see this incredible work live in the square. However, with the help of the talented team at The Bokeh Collective, we quietly captured Torontonians encountering Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress on the screens surrounding the square.

The result is Encountering Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress. A film that gives you a sense of what it was like to be there in September.

Stay tuned for how In the Wake of Progress will return to the world live.


We are honoured to be entrusted with this incredible project in partnership with Edward Burtynsky and Luminato Festival Toronto. Capturing Torontonians as they encountered Edward Burtysnksy’s In the Wake of Progress was both challenging and inspiring. The climate crisis is the largest existential threat of our time, and we believe that film-based storytelling is one of the strongest tools we have for generating widespread action.

Kris Elsey, Head of Content and Development, The Bokeh Collective

Listen to Edward Burtynsky’s interview on Radio LUMI

In this interview with Christine Malec and JJ Hunt, Edward Burtynsky discusses his artistic practice and shares the backstory and process to some of the iconic photographs seen in Encountering In the Wake of Progress.

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