27.06.'20 - 27.09.'20
Het Loodswezen & DIVA-museum

Anthropocene

Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia, Germany 2015. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London /  Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Anthropocene

‘Anthropocene’ is the result of a four-year collaboration between Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. They show in sometimes confronting ways how we as humans have left a permanent mark on Earth. By now, over 280.000 people have visited ‘Anthropocene’ in Canada and Italy. From there on, the exhibition started its European tour, with the premiere in the Low Countries reserved for AntwerpPhoto.

‘Anthropocene’ is a unique experience thanks to innovative photography techniques. With the help of virtual and augmented reality techniques, large-scale murals and film installations, you get the feeling to be transported into the captivating and sometimes unrecognizable landscapes of ‘Anthropocene’. It’s an exhibition that you will remember forever.

Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier en Jennifer Baichwal

Edward Burtynsky grew up in Canada next to a General Motors factory. This inspired him to photograph landscapes - often in bird’s eye view - that are strongly affected by human activity. Married couple Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwel are both documentary producers and founded Mercury Films together. Their goal is to raise awareness on humans’ interventions on nature.

Clearcut #1, Palm Oil Plantation, Borneo, Malaysia 2016. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London /  Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Greenhouses #2, Near Balanegra, Southern Spain 2010. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London /  Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

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