The Easel

Edward Burtynsky: ‘The technical revolution has turned us into a virus’

Burtynsky’s star continues to rise, most recently with a nod from Photo London. Like the German photographer Andreas Gursky, Burtynsky uses aerial photography to show a large-scale view of parts of the planet. In his case, he has turned his “painterly eye” to areas of environmental despoliation. Ironically “in Burtynsky’s vision, the apocalypse has its sublime moments.”