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Edward Burtynsky WATER Exhibition

These images of water are quite beautiful, the exhibition is only on until 23rd November so if you are in London get along to Cork Street

Water is the most recent instalment of the artist’s investigation into our continually compromised environment. Weaving
together the various roles that it plays in everyday life, Burtynsky has undertaken an ambitious representation of water’s
increasingly fragmented life cycle. Often from an aerial perspective, the photographs take on a unique abstraction and
painterly quality. Many of the images focus our attention not on water itself, but on the systems that humans have put in
place in order to harness, shape and commodify it. Water follows the format of previous projects such as Oil, China and
Quarries in it’s encyclopaedic exploration of a broad theme through a series of connected chapters or locations….MORE

Flowers Gallery 21 Cork Street
Edward Burtynsky WATER
http://www.flowersgallery.com
16 October – 23 november 2013
London W1S 3LZ +44 (0)20 7439 7766

Go here for the exhibition website

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All images from Edward Burtynsky WATER

Landmark: The Fields of Photography Exhibition

Oil Spill, 2010

Daniel Beltra, Oil Spill, 2010. Aerial view of oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico

This novel exhibition will be the first of its kind anywhere to show both the harsh, even brutal realities of the changing environment, as well as its enduring and stunning beauty, is a wide-ranging and ground-breaking exhibition featuring more than 70 of the world’s most highly regarded photographers from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia, with many of them showcasing previously unseen and recently completed works.

Focusing on our rapidly changing planet the exhibition will feature more than 130 original works of art taken by enterprising photographers employing technology ranging from 19th Century plate-camera techniques to the use of planes, drones, robots and even satellites to capture vivid images of earth’s varied terrain – and even distant planets.  Many of the major names in photography will be represented…..go to the Somerset House website here for more details

14 March – 28 April 2013
Daily 10.00-18.00 (Last admission 17.30)

East Wing Galleries, East Wing. Terrace Rooms & Courtyard Rooms, South Wing
Free admission

 Terminal Mirage 18

David Maisel, Terminal Mirage 18

Nickel Tailings no. 34

Edward Burtynsky, Nickel Tailings No 34Photograph: Edward Burtynsky/courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Flowers London

Para, Brazil, 11 February, 2012

Daniel Beltra, Brazil 3, 2012. Aerial view south of Santarém and along the road BR163 of the rainforest in the Tapajós River

You can see more images from this exhibition on the Guardian website here

Print auction launched to support London’s Festival of Photography

Olivier Laurent writes in The British Journal of Photography

Documentary and fine art photographers are coming together to help support the London Festival of Photography, donating prints for a special auction……

Led by Dr. Michael Pritchard of the Royal Photographic Society will be leading the special print auction designed to support next year’s edition of the London Festival of Photography.

“Many of the festival’s contributing photographers have donated prints so you will have the chance to own the best of the festival,” say the organisers. “Lively entertainment, refreshments and opportunities for industry mingling and prize-winning will ensure the evening is a night to remember. All proceeds will go towards ensuring the festival will be back in 2013.”

The festival will be offering prints from artists that include Edward Burtynsky, Simon Roberts, Chris Steele-Perkins, Martin Parr, Olivia Arthur, Steve Bloom, Zed Nelson, Kurt Tong, John Angerson, Wasma Mansour, Andre Penteado, Alejandro Cartagena, Toby Smith, Arnhel de Serra and Frederick Wilfred among others.

The festival will also propose a silent auction on signed books and cameras.

Entry to the auction, which takes place on 19 July at the Dog Eared Gallery, is £15.

For more details, visit the London Festival of Photography website.

Jeddah Diary © Olivia Arthur.

Hackney © Zed Nelson / Institute.

Image © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos.

Shipbreaking © Edward Burtysnky.