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Edward Burtynsky: Oil Spill

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Award-winning photographer continues his documentation of our dependence on oil.

In 1997, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky had an 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." For the next decade Burtynsky set himself to......read more

Sustainability Photos of the Year

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Contenders for the 2011 Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize for environmental photography, to exhibit in Paris next month.

In three short years, the Prix Pictet has become the global prize for excellence in environmental photography, assembling some of the most powerful images of sustainability (or lack thereof) from around the world. The theme for this year's competition is Growth, which organizers call "one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." True enough. The winner......read more

Klett & Wolfe: Reconstructing the View

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Historic Grand Canyon images 'rephotographed' to create stunning works of art

Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe spent five years exploring the Grand Canyon to create Reconstructing the View, a series of landscape images combining the artists' own photos with old postcards, anonymous Flickr images, and 19th century images shot by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. For the project, spotted on Faith Is Torment, the pair mined the wealth of images of the canyon then......read more

Edward Burtynsky: Water

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World-renowned photographer unveils his most ambitious project to date

No stranger to the pages of SHFT, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky returns with what may be his most ambitious project to date. The result of over five years of work, Water investigates humanity’s complex relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. The project includes a series of photo exhibitions, a book, and a film. Shot in ten different countries, Water......read more

Travel Paintings by Stefan Bleekrode

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With a nod to Edward Hopper, a series of travel inspired paintings we like a lot.

There's a gorgeous quality captured by Stefan Bleekrode in the mundane moments of travel.       Most of my paintings can best be described as snapshots of things I’ve seen when travelling or just going through my everyday routine, small bits of beauty in familiar settings. Often they come in through the backdoor, and after a while I turn these ideas, combined with a good......read more

Aerial Farm Photos by Edward Burtynsky

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Shot from the sky, the farmlands of northeastern Spain look like abstract paintings.

In June 2010, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky headed to the remote and dry Monegros region of northeastern Spain, where he hired a helicopter pilot and took to the sky to shoot pictures of the topography below. The results, featured in Sunday's New York Times Magazine, are stunning images of farmland patterns that could easily pass as abstract art.   “You can still see a little......read more

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