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Edward Burtynsky: African Studies

March 4 – April 22, 2023

Press Release

Edward Burtynsky’s powerful new photography series African Studies, a seven-year project spanning ten countries, will have its New York premiere with two solo gallery exhibitions this March. The exhibitions will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from March 4 through April 22 at 41 East 57th Street, Suite 801, and at Sundaram Tagore Gallery from March 2 through April 1 at 542 West 26th Street. Opening receptions will be held at Howard Greenberg Gallery Saturday, March 4, 3 - 5 p.m and at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Thursday, March 2, 6 – 8 p.m. and . The artist will attend both receptions.


African Studies is the subject of a 208-page monograph of the same title newly published by Steidl (2023).


Since the early 1980s, Edward Burtynsky has been photographing industrial landscapes across the globe, documenting in remarkable detail the human imprint on the planet through terraforming, extraction, urbanization and deforestation. For this project, he focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, traveling to Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Madagascar and Tanzania between 2015 and 2020.