Talks and Events
Wed 17 Oct 2018

Edward Burtynsky in conversation with Gaia Vince & Manufactured Landscapes

18:30 at The Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, London W1B 2UW

Edward Burtynsky is known as one of the most respected photographer and filmmaker in Canada. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes explore the collective impact we as a species are having on the surface of the planet. As The Anthropocene Project, his new multidisciplinary body of work in collaboration with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal opens across venues in his home country, Burtynsky returns to London to discuss his art, films and research.

To discuss the dramatic impact that human activity now causes Earth’s ecosystems, Burtynsky is joined by Gaia Vince, award-winning journalist journalist, broadcaster and author specialising in science, the environment and social issues. Following the conversation is a screening of Manufactured Landscapes, Jennifer Baichwal’s feature length documentary on the world and work of Edward Burtynsky, which raises questions about the ethics and aesthetics about the artist’s work.

Burtynsky's exhibition of new work The Human Signature, stemming from the artist’s ongoing Anthropocene Project, is on display at Flowers Galllery Cork Street, 17 October – 24 November 2018.

Edward Burtynsky’s works are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Tate, London. Further distinctions include the TED Prize, the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, The Outreach award at the Rencontres d’Arles, the Roloff Beny Book award, and the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. In 2006 he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada. Most recently Burtynsky was named Photo London's 2018 Master of Photography and the Mosaic Institute's 2018 Peace Patron.

Gaia Vince writes news, opinion and feature articles for the BBC, The Guardian, New Scientist, Australian Geographic, Science, and Seed. She was previously news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist. Vince’s book Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made won the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, making her the first woman to win the prize outright. A second book, Cultural Being: The Science of our History, is to be published by Penguin.

Double Bill: £16 / £14
In Conversation: £12 / £11
Film Screening: £12 / £11

Organised in collaboration with The Regent Street Cinema as part of an ongoing partnership exploring the relationship between photography and film.

Edward Burtynsky will also be signing his brand new book Anthropocene and other titles Wednesday 17 October 16.30-17.30 in the TPG Bookshop.