Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Edward Burtynsky

Image copyright Edward Burtynsky

Now I would never describe myself as a "Green" and eco warrior I am not. Mark "Swampy" page is a nickname I'm unlikely to ever be called. My other half is forever telling me off because I've left the bathroom light on. However last night watching Newsnight's article on mining in Peru, made even an old sceptic like me think. Now this is nothing against China, they are only doing what we in the west have already done, but it does make you wonder how long dear old planet earth can continue taking this abuse. These are big questions that need to be asked of course, and I'm glad that an artist of the caliber of Edward Burtynsky is one person asking those questions. monumental photographs of monumental issues if you like.

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