Anthropocene
—Burtynsky, Edward, 1955- photographer, author.
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2018
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A visceral expression of humanity's incursions on the planet and an urgent cry to acknowledge humankind's responsibility. Anthropocene is a multidisciplinary body of work by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, which includes a photobook, a major traveling museum exhibition, a feature documentary film and an interactive educational website. The project's starting point is the research of the Anthropocene Working Group, an international body of scientists who are advocating to officially change the name of our present geological epoch, Holocene, to Anthropocene, in recognition of profound human changes to the earth's system. The AWG's research categories, such as Anthroturbation, Species Extinction, Technofossils, Boundary Limits and Terraforming, are represented and explored in various mediums as evidence of our species' impact on a geological scale. The works of Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky (born 1955) are included in the collections of over 60 major museums, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His previous publications with Steidl are China (2005), Quarries (2007), Oil (2009), Water (2013) and Salt Pans (2016). Jennifer Baichwal (born 1965) has directed and produced documentaries for over 20 years. Manufactured Landscapes, about the work of Edward Burtynsky in China, was released in 12 countries. Nicholas de Pencier is a documentary director, producer and director of photography. Selected credits include Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles, The Holier It Gets and Act of God. He was also director, producer and director of photography of Watermark and Black Code.

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Subjects:
Aerial photography -- Exhibitions.
Burtynsky, Edward, 1955- -- Exhibitions.
Human ecology -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
Nature photography -- Exhibitions.
Other Authors:
Art Gallery of Toronto, host institution.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.
Baichwal, Jennifer, author.
Boettger, Suzaan, author.
De Pencier, Nick, author.
Fondazione MAST, host intitution.
National Gallery of Canada, host institution.
Waters, Colin, author.
Zalasiewicz, J. A., author.
ISBN:
9783958294899
3958294898
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
236 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 x 37 cm
Notes:
Accompanies an exhibition held 2018-2019 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Life in the Anthropocene / Edward Burtynsky
The mirror of our nature : Edward Burtynsky's images of the Anthropocene / Suzaan Boettger
Plates
The plasticene suite / Margaret Atwood
Augmented reality
Film installation
List of plates
The Anthropocene and its "golden spike" / Colin Waters and Jan Zalasiewicz
Evidence / Nicholas de Pencier
Our embedded signal / Jennifer Baichwal
Glossary of terms
Anthropogenic space
Acknowledgements / Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.
Link to PAC
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