Edward Burtynsky‘s recent work explores nature’s disquieting transformation by industry in Africa. Through diverse photographic projects over the decades Burtynsky captures the complex global intersection of industrial growth and environmental impact. Exquisitely detailed and exactingly rendered, his images, among the works on view at Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, strike an intricate balance between a somber reportage and a powerfully seductive aesthetic, reflecting the dilemma between society’s desire for prosperity and its impact on the environment.
The Photography Show presented by AIPAD
May 20 – May 22, 2022
415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City