Introduction: William A. Ewing * Plates I: Excerpts I * Plates II: Excerpts II * Plates III: Excerpts III * Plates IV: Excerpts IV * Plates V * Unearthing Photography: Joshua Schuster
A major new retrospective of one of the world's most acclaimed contemporary art photographers featuring both iconic images and previously unpublished photographs
William A. Ewing is an author, lecturer, curator of photography and museum director. Director of the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne from 1996 to 2010, his many publications on photography include The Body, Arnold Newman: Masterclass, Landmark and Lois Greenfield: Moving Still.
'That attention to detail - the detail where both the humanity and the devil are to be found - is the key to these gorgeous, terrible images, and the heart of the Burtynsky Paradox: you can't look away; you have to keep looking in' - Robert Shore, Elephant magazine 'Awesome' - Guardian 'A beautiful anthology of Burtynsky's work. This is much more than just a coffee table book' - GQ 'Beautiful to behold' - What Digital Camera 'Rarely do we have the opportunity to absorb the sheer scale of our impact on the earth... what we have is the 'contemplative moment' - images that require time and thought to truly absorb what it is we're seeing' - Amateur Photographer