© Edward Burtynsky, Oil Fields #2, Belridge, California, USA, 2003,
To view a photograph by Edward Burtynsky is to be silenced. To be awestruck by beauty but to fear what it is that is beautiful. To be terrified and at the same time overwhelmed by the vastness of its content. To feel empowered, yet somehow powerless. Most of all it is to feel absolutely insignificant…
Full essay to be published soon.
Words by Amy Romer