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Edward Burtynsky, O.C., B.A., R.C.A.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Edward Burtynsky, O.C., B.A., R.C.A. O.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada April 6, 2006 February 9, 2007
Edward Burtynsky is a unique and important artist of our times. A talented and internationally recognized photographer, he has trained his lens on such subjects as open mine sites, quarries, scrapyards and oil refineries. His images are arresting and thought-provoking, demonstrating his ability to find aesthetic beauty in the unlikeliest of places. He has also been a strong supporter of his local photographic community and founded Toronto Image Works to provide studios, exhibition space and educational workshops. In documenting the impact of industrial development on the environment, he is making an important contribution to the global dialogue on sustainability.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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