This weekend I watched an incredibly inspiring photography documentary titled Manufactured Landscapes (photos taken during the making of his photo book Manufactured Landscapes). Manufactured Landscapes is a 2006 documentary on the work of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky who photographs landscapes created from civilizations waste, large and small. I’ve seen the photographic work of Edward Burtynsky in the past at some local galleries and was impressed, but seeing this film where he discusses his inspiration, challenges and epiphanies was awe-inspiring.
If you’re a photographer who appreciates either fine art and/or art that raises awareness to environmental challenges you’ll find this documentary fascinating. I was particularly impressed with the vision, dedication and ability to create visually engaging photographs from subjects most would turn a blind eye to. Definitely a must see photo documentary if you’re a landscape and nature photographer.
Also worthy of checking out on a related topic:
Top 5 Photography Related Movies – JMG-Galleries Blog
Monterey Bay Aquarium Photos & Plastic Waste in the Ocean – JMG-Galleries Blog
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