edward burtynsky captures the ‘human signature’ of the proposed new anthropocene era

June 25, 2018

By Kat Barandy | designboom this fall, the canadian photography institute of the national gallery of canada and the art gallery of ontario will co-present ‘anthropocene.’ these two new contemporary art exhibitions tell the story of the human impact on the earth and feature the work of photographer edward burtynsky. in the year 2000, nobel-prize winning chemist paul jozef crutzen first…

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Edward Burtynsky unveils preview of Anthropocene project at Photo London

May 17, 2018

By Anny Shaw | The Art Newspaper Much like archaeological eras, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s projects tend to span long stretches of time. He spent a decade working on his Oil series and five years on the Water project. But, for the past five years, he has been preoccupied by the Anthropocene project, part of…

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Seville International heads to Cannes with ‘Anthropocene’ (exclusive)

May 2, 2018

By Jeremy Kay | Screen Daily Heading into Cannes next week Seville International has boarded worldwide rights to the documentary Anthropocene. The film is co-directed by veteran documentarians Jennifer Baichwal (Long Time Running), Nicholas de Pencier (Black Code) and photographer Edward Burtynsky (Watermark). The third in a series about humanity’s impact on Earth, Anthropocene follows the research by an international…

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Saying Goodbye to Sudan, the Last Male Northern White Rhino

March 20, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of Sudan, who was the last male northern white rhino, at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. Species extinction is one of the markers of the #Anthropocene. In May 2016 the #AnthropoceneProject Team had the honour of sharing some intimate moments with Sudan at Ol Pejeta. Sudan’s last days were…

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Burtynsky’s Anthropocene coming to the AGO in September 2018

November 15, 2017

By Kevin Ritchie | NOW Magazine The photographer’s sprawling collaboration with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier will open simultaneously in Toronto and Ottawa The latest collaboration between photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier is the Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) major fall 2018 exhibit. The trio, who previously worked…

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[PRESS RELEASE] Art Gallery of Ontario and National Gallery of Canada to co-present major exhibitions detailing the impact of humans on Earth

November 15, 2017

Lithium Mines #1, Salt Flats, Atacama Desert, Chile, 2017. Inkjet print, 58 ½ x 78 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. © Edward Burtynsky, 2017. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 15, 2017, 12 P.M. EST #AnthropoceneProject unveils new works by the artist collective of Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier…

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Anthropocene Talk at the AGO with Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

May 3, 2017

Anthropocene Talk at the AGO – May 3, 2017

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[PRESS RELEASE] The Movie Network Announces Canadian Original Documentary Development and Production Slate

April 27, 2017

TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ – As the documentary world gathers at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Bell Media’s The Movie Network (TMN) has confirmed its commitment to the development and production of a diverse array of provocative, compelling documentaries from some of Canada’s finest filmmakers. The list of eight new works commissioned…

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[TALK] Anthropocene: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier

April 7, 2017

Wednesday May 3, 2017 8 pm Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario Members $15 | Public $17 | Students $10 Tickets available online Thursday March 23 BUY TICKETS Join us for a conversation with renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier. They will be discussing their latest collaborative project—Anthropocene —…

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Thanks to Mega for bringing awareness to The Anthropocene Project

September 12, 2016

Our new film is out! Watch @edwardburtynsky discuss his upcoming documentary the @anthropocene. #photography #art — Mega (@megaonline) September 12, 2016

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World Elephant Day

August 12, 2016

It's #WorldElephantDay & we are remembering the @kwskenya Ivory Burn as a powerful statement against the ivory trade — Anthropocene Film (@anthropocene) August 12, 2016

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Sad news from Ol Pejeta – R.I.P. Ringo

July 20, 2016

Sad news from @OlPejeta today. R.I.P. Ringo. — Anthropocene Film (@anthropocene) July 20, 2016

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More from Shandong

July 12, 2016

Last week on location in Shandong with @nickdepencier, @edwardburtynsky and @noahweinzweig. 📷: Cloud Zhibin Wang — Anthropocene Film (@anthropocene) July 12, 2016 On location in Shandong, China last week shooting for @anthropocene. Thanks to Cloud Zhibin Wang for the photo. — Edward Burtynsky (@edwardburtynsky) July 12, 2016

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On Location in Shandong

July 6, 2016

RT @nickdepencier: @edwardburtynsky & the mighty Noah Weinzweig on location in Shandong filming @anthropocene. — Anthropocene Film (@anthropocene) July 6, 2016

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“Smartest Person,” “Anthropocene” receive Bell Fund cash

June 14, 2016

The Bell Fund has distributed CDN$6.4 million (US$5.04 million) across 39 broadcast and digital media projects. Unscripted English-language broadcast and digi projects to receive funding from the fund’s production program include Mercury Films’ feature documentary Anthropocene (TMN, TVO); Little Engine Moving Pictures’ Canada Crew (TVO); season three of Canada’s Smartest Person (pictured, CBC), from Media Headquarters Film & Television; marblemedia’s Driving Me…

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Bell Fund – May 2016 Funding Decisions

June 10, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Bell Fund has announced its decisions for the May 2, 2016 round of applications. Over $6.4M in grants has been approved for 39 of the 60 (English and French) applications received, as follows: The following English language projects received Production Grants under the Bell Fund’s Production Program: Continue reading on

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Coral Bleaching in The Great Barrier Reef

May 26, 2016

This month the #Anthropocene film team visited Australia to observe coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. — Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) May 26, 2016

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Spending Some Time at Ol Pejeta

May 4, 2016

Spending some time at @OlPejeta with Sudan, the last remaining male northern white rhino. — Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) May 4, 2016 Learn more about the Northern White Rhinos at Ol Pejeta, HERE.

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The KWS Ivory Burn – A Sneak Peek of Our Drone Footage

May 1, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, 2016 the Anthropocene team was in Nairobi National Park among African officials, celebrities and passionate citizens to document the burning of the largest stockpile of elephant ivory and rhino horn in history. We are deeply grateful to the Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Film Commission and the High Commission of Canada for their efforts to…

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The Historic KWS Ivory Burn

April 30, 2016

The KWS Ivory Burn – Curated tweets by anthropocene  

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Telefilm, Rogers invest $1.6M across six docs

April 27, 2016

By Camille Gushy | Playback | April 27, 2016 Anthropocene (pictured) from Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky was among the projects to receive funding through the Theatrical Documentary Program. Read more on Playback.

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Women filmmakers in the spotlight as Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds announce their support of six homegrown theatrical documentaries

April 26, 2016

Telefilm Canada | April 26, 2016 Including documentaries by Academy Award-winning director Brigitte Berman, acclaimed writer-directors Jennifer Baichwal, Julie Lambert and Ann Shin, and veteran producers Trish Dolman and Betsy Carson. Read the full release on

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Technofossil Beach

April 2, 2016

Technofossil beach, Fort Bragg, California — Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) April 2, 2016

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Thrilled to be Collaborating with Deep Inc.

February 5, 2016

Thrilled to be collaborating with the @DeepDispatches team on #VR content for Anthropocene! — Anthropocene Project (@anthropocene) February 5, 2016    

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Anthropocene Writing Room

January 21, 2016

Anthropocene documentary writing room with the Edward Burtynsky research crew. Big plans for shoots this year!

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Baichwal, Burtynsky Partner Again for Anthropocene

January 11, 2016

By Jordan Pinto | Playback | January 11, 2016 If you’ve never heard the word “Anthropocene” then you’re probably not alone. The term, which describes a new geological epoch brought about by man’s impact on the planet, is the focal point of a new documentary from award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky and Mercury Film’s DOP…

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Return of the Anthropocene Team

January 11, 2016

Strictly Docs | January 11, 2016 Director Jennifer Baichwal with producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier and 
world-renowned photographer and co-director Edward Burtynsky are reuniting for a third time to make Anthropocene – a unique documentary looking at our current geologic time period. And why exactly is that worth investigating, you say? Well, for those familiar with the filmmakers’ works will…

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Principal Photography Has Commenced on Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s Feature Documentary Anthropocene

January 8, 2016

Press Release | January 8, 2016 The third film in a trilogy that includes multiple award-winning films Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, Anthropocene is again a collaboration among co-director Jennifer Baichwal and producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier of Mercury Films, and world-renowned photographer and co-director Edward Burtynsky. Continue reading.

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Baichwal, Burtynsky Begin Anthropocene

January 8, 2016

Northern Stars | January 8, 2016 The third film in a trilogy that includes multiple award-winning films Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, Anthropocene is again a collaboration among co-director Jennifer Baichwal and producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier of Mercury Films, and world-renowned photographer and co-director Edward Burtynsky. Continue reading on Northern Stars. 

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