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New Y ork &ndash\; Two exhibitions of new work by renowned photographer Edward Bu rtynsky will be on view from September 19 &ndash\; November 2\, 2013\, at B ryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. The exhibi tions\, both entitled Water\, represent the artist&rsquo\;s larges t and most remarkable project to date\, tracing in intricate detail humanit y&rsquo\;s complex relationship with the world&rsquo\;s most vital natural resource.

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The exhibitions coincide with the publication of a new bo ok\, Burtynsky &ndash\; Water\, to be published by Steidl in Septe mber 2013\, and the release of a feature-length documentary film\, Wate rmark. In addition\, a touring museum exhibition\, Burtynsky &ndas h\; Water\, organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)\, will b e comprised of more than 60 works at the Contemporary Art Center\, New Orle ans\, from October 5\, 2013 &ndash\; January 19\, 2014.

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The dramati c large-scale photographs from 2007 &ndash\; 2013 document the scale and im pact of \; harnessing and consuming the world&rsquo\;s water supplies i n the U.S.\, Canada\, Mexico\, Europe\, Iceland\, Asia\, and India. Burtyns ky chronicles the various roles that water plays in modern life: as a sourc e of healthy ecosystems and energy\, as a key element in cultural and relig ious rituals\, and as a rapidly depleting resource. \;

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&ldquo\; While trying to accommodate the growing needs of an expanding &ndash\; and very thirsty &ndash\; civilization\, we are reshaping the Earth in colossal ways. Over five years\, I have explored water in various aspects: distress \, control\, agriculture\, aquaculture\, waterfront\, and source\,&rdquo\; states Burtynsky. &ldquo\;We have to learn to think more long-term about th e consequences of what we are doing\, while we are doing it. My hope is tha t these pictures will stimulate a process of thinking about something essen tial to our survival\, something we often take for granted &ndash\; until i t&rsquo\;s gone.&rdquo\; \;

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Burtynsky&rsquo\;s subjects include the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico\, pivot irrigation sites in Texas \, and dryland farming in Spain. In these instances\, the artist took to th e air using helicopters and a small fixed-wing aircraft\, to bring the scal e of the human imprint into a more meaningful perspective. He also traveled to photograph millions of people bathing in the sacred Ganges River in Ind ia\, mega-dam construction on the upper Yangtze and the once-per-year silt release on the Yellow River in China\, the precious virgin watersheds of Br itish Columbia\, and the dry beds of the Colorado River Delta.

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Book

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Burtynsky&rsquo\;s fifth book\, Burtynsky &nd ash\; Water\, published by Steidl (228 pages\, 114 color plates/hardco ver) will be released in September 2013. The book includes essays by anthro pologist Wade Davis and New Orleans Museum of Art curator Russell Lord.

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Film

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The feature-length film Watermark (co-directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal\, produced and fi lmed by Nick de Pencier) will be released theatrically by Mongrel Media in Canada in the fall. More information will be forthcoming about a U.S. relea se date.

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About Edward Burtynsky

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Edward Bur tynsky&rsquo\;s works are in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide\, including The Museum of Modern Art\, New York\; Solomon R. Guggenheim Muse um\; New York\; Tate\, London\; Reina Sophia Museum\, Madrid\; and the Nati onal Gallery of Canada\, Ottawa. He is the subject of Jennifer Baichwal&rsq uo\;s acclaimed 2006 documentary film Manufactured Landscapes\, wh ich won numerous awards and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 . Burtynsky received the inaugural TED Prize in 2005. He was named an Offic er of the Order of Canada in 2006\, and has received many other awards. He holds six honorary doctorate degrees\, including two he received this sprin g. Born in Ontario in 1955\, Burtynsky lives and works in Toronto.

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About Howard Greenberg Gallery

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Howard Greenberg Ga llery is located at 41 East 57th Street\, Suite 1406\, New York. The galler y exhibits at The Armory Show\, The AIPAD Photography Show New York\, Paris Photo Los Angeles\, Art Basel\, Paris Photo\, and Art Basel Miami Beach. F or more information\, contact 212-334-0010 or info@howardgreenberg.com or v isit www.howardgreenberg.com.

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About Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

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Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is located at 505 West 24th Stree t\, New York. The gallery exhibits at The Armory Show\, The AIPAD Photograp hy Show\, New York\, Paris Photo and PULSE Miami. For more information\, pl ease visit brycewolkowitz.com or contact the galler y at 212-243-8830 or andrew@brycewolkowitz.com.

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Press Contact:

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Nicole St raus Public Relations

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Nicole Straus\, 631-369-2188\, 917-744-1040\, nicole@nicolestrauspr.com

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Margery Newman\, 212-475-0252\, MargeryN ewman@aol.com

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