XIaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River

Water. Our life is impossible without it, it’s the symbol of life. And at the same time it can be a very scary and powerful force that we learn to fear, be it on sea or in the shape of the weather.

XIaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River

XIaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River. Copyright Edward Burtynsky

The Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is exhibiting his work, entitled ‘Water’, at Toronto’s Nicholas Metivier Gallery, starting next week, on September 5th. It’s the result of a project spanning across ten countries and while beautiful, also raises many important questions about humanity’s relationship to water, be it in agriculture or otherwise.

The artist also has his latest documentary movie called ‘Watermark’ on display at the Metivier (trailer linked here). An exhibition worth keeping an eye out for.

About The Author: Pal Ujvarosi

One half of the team behind Art Weekenders, where we travel, produce and keep developing our concept. For a living I work with management accounting, for dreaming I delve into many other areas of travel, writing and entrepreneurship, which more often than not don't result in money. Yet... I gained life experiences from living in eight different countries. Combined with extensive travelling in some fifty more, it's fair to say that I'm a global citizen with an international perspective - with the corresponding curse of becoming fairly rootless. My happy base now is Amsterdam - a faith I'm totally comfortable with.