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Saturday, November 29, 2008

edward burtynsky and the global conversation on sustainability.

I posted the link to this video on Twitter earlier in the week, but I thought it was so interesting that it would also be worth posting on the blog.

Edward Burtynsky is one of my favorite Canadian landscape photographers. For those of you not familiar with his work, some of his best photographs show sweeping views of natural landscapes altered by industry into mine tailings, quarries, scrap piles. This is a video of his excellent acceptance speech of the 2005 TED Prize in which he describes his
wish: 'that his images, stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.'

Relevant Links:, WorldChanging Canada

1 comment:

carl said...

Great video.

I've been a TED fan for years. If you liked this vid you should aslo watch Samantha Power's talk: