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PHOTO: ©EDWARD BURTYNSKY, COURTESY OF NICHOLAS METIVIER, TORONTO
Brock receives a gift of
Photographer says some of his early inspiration came from local manufacturing plants
they’re big and beautiful – often hauntingly so.
Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky has
donated 40 of his large-scale, hand-made prints
to Rodman Hall Art Centre at Brock University.
Mr. Burtynsky, a native of Ontario’s Niagara
region, has achieved international fame for his
striking images of industrial and urban scenes
from around the world. His work includes com-
positions from such diverse sites as Alberta’s
tar sands, Chinese shoe factories, ship-breaking
yards in Bangladesh, Italian marble quarries and,
closer to his hometown, a shuttered auto-parts
plant in Thorold, Ontario. In 2006, his approach
to photography was the subject of director
Jennifer Baichwal’s feature-length documentary
film Manufacturing Landscapes.
change on the planet and really drawing a lot
of attention to issues of industrialization and
Mr. Burtynsky was the subject of a major
solo exhibition called Burtynsky Factories mounted
at the Rodman Hall Art Centre in early 2011.
Mr. Burtynsky is based in Toronto and travels
the world on assignment, but he has said that
some of his early inspiration came as a boy
growing up in St. Catharines, where he was in-
trigued by such manufacturing landscapes as
the local General Motors plants.
The gift “will be an invaluable resource for
the university community,” says Mr. Reid. “We’re
thrilled.” – léo charbonneau
Photo above: “Dana Frame Plant #1, 2010” (Thorold, Ont.),
detail, by Edward Burtynsky.