Manufactured Landscapes

We recently stumbled across Ed Burtynsky, an established Canadian large-format photographer whose works examine the transformation of the natural landscape by industry.

His photographs are reminiscent of Andreas Gursky's, focusing on the super-human scale of the world we humans have built.

A documentary film crew followed him to China and Bangladesh recently and the film that resulted, Manufactured Landscapes, is a Koyannisqaatsi-esque meditation on mankind as a natural force, but more pointed; Burtynsky wants to spark a conversation about sustainability.

He also won the awesome TED Prize.