Edward Burtynsky - Uralkali Potash Mine #1, Berezniki, Russia, 2017 / 2021
The epic scale and chiaroscuro lighting effects at play emphasise the cavernous sea-shell like interior of this working mine, while focusing the eye on the industry at its centre. It continues Burtynsky’s artistic and political investigations into what he calls the ‘indelible human signature’ on the planet.
“Ultimately…in terms of my creative muse, I look for the landscape as transfigured - landscape in the process of metamorphosis — a monumental shift of form.”
Medium: Pigment print mounted to aluminium
Size: 26 x 32.5 in.
Image size 20 x 26.5 in.
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 3,000
This limited edition print is available at The Photographer's Gallery