Artworks and Artists
Edward Burtynsky
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, 22 February 1955

Edward Burtynsky

In 1982 Edward Burtynsky graduated from the Media Arts Program at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto. He opened Toronto Image Works, a commercial lab and darkroom facility and gallery, in 1985. A year later he received a commissioned to photograph bank architecture for a touring group exhibition. Since the early 1980s, his subjects have been mountain railway cuts, open-pit mines, and quarries. Burtynsky has worked as a hard-rock gold miner, which gives him a technical knowledge of the rock that he photographs. His photographs have been exhibited across Canada and in the United States.