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edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
edward burtynsky: photography, film, and the politics of nature
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  • 1. Edward Burtynsky: Photography, Film, and the Politics of Nature Presenter: Shuting Zeng Advisor: Prof. Alan Braddock
  • 2. Photography and Film Edward Burtynsky Jennifer Baichwal: the Directress
  • 3. Cammaer’s Critique • High Art is not art for society ? • High Art’s social influence • Burtynsky’s photos exhibited on his website • Film is superior over photography? • Photography’s wider reception • The film’s derivative relevance to the photography
  • 4. Contextualization • an active reading of photography • an incorporation of photography into multi- media
  • 5. Atrocity Aesthetics Compassion and Pity only Sociological Imagination Timothy O’Sullivan, Bodies of Federal Soldiers Killed at Gettysburg, 1863. Edward Burtynsky, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, 2005.
  • 6. Edward Burtynsky, Shipyard #11, #12, and #13, Shipyard, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, 2005
  • 7. Edward Burtynsky, Feng Jie #4, Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, 2002
  • 8. Ai Weiwei, He Xie, 2010– Installation view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, 2012 Photo: Cathy Carver
  • 9. Ai Weiwei, He Xie, 2010– Edward Burtynsky, Feng Jie #4, Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, 2002
  • 10. Bibliography • Battani, Marshall. "ATROCITY AESTHETICS: Beyond Bodies and Compassion." Afterimage 39, no. 1/2 (-07-01, 2011): 54. • Cammaer, Gerda. "Edward Burtynsky's Manufactured Landscapes: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Creating Moving Still Images and Stilling Moving Images of Ecological Disasters." Environmental Communication 3, no. 1 (-03-01, 2009): 121-130, DOI: 10.1080/17524030802700599. • Christy, Matt. "EDWARD BURTYNSKY." Art Papers Magazine (September 2012): 57-58. • Economy, Elizabeth. The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. • Hariman, Robert and John Louis Lucaites. No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. • Michael Torosian, “The Essential Element: An Interview with Edward Burtynsky”, in Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky by Edward Burtynsky, Lori Pauli, Mark Haworth-Booth, Kenneth Baker, and Michael Torosian, 46-55. New Haven: National Gallery of Canada / Yale University Press, 2003. • Ngai, Pun. "Becoming Dagongmei (Working Girls): The Politics of Identity and Difference in Reform China." The China Journal 42, no. 42 (1999): 1-18. • Shapiro, Judith. Mao's War Against Nature: Politics and the Environment in Revolutionary China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. • Sontag, Susan. On Photography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977. • Yacavone, Kathrin. Benjamin, Barthes, and the Singularity of Photography. New York: Continuum, 2012.
  • 11. Websites • Ai Weiwei, He Xie, 2010–. Collection of the artist. Installation view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 2012. Photo: Cathy Carver. • http://www.hirshhorn.si.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Ai- Weiwei-He-Xie1.jpg • Edward Burtynsky, Edward Burtynsky: Photographic Works, his personal website. • http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/ • Jennifer Baichwal, the interview “Manufactured Landscapes”, tvo docstudio, date unknown. • http://docstudio.tvo.org/story/manufactured-landscapes

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