Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and artist. His works are housed in over fifty museums worldwide, numerous corporate collections, and books. Burtynsky's most famous photographs are sweeping views of landscapes altered by industry: mine tailings, quarries, scrap piles. The grand, awe-inspiring beauty of his images is often in tension with the compromised environments they depict. What is impressive with his works is that he can take a picture of the consequences of industrialization on nature and make it beautiful.