Burtynsky Oil

By Edward Burtynsky (Photographer); Michael Mitchell (Essay by); William Rees (Essay by)
(Steidl Dap, Hardcover, 9783865219435, 210pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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In 1997 I had what I refer to as my oil epiphany. It occurred to me that the vast, human-altered landscapes that I pursued and photographed for over twenty years were only made possible by the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine. It was then that I began the oil project. Over the next ten years I researched and photographed the largest oil fields I could find.

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