These Eye-Opening Photos Show The Impact Of Humans On The Environment

By Kate Bubacz | BuzzFeed News |

Edward Burtynsky, a legendary landscape photographer, has spent the past three decades looking at how resources are used and the impact of humans on the environment around the globe. He collaborated with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal on his newest project, Anthropocene, which combines scientific research with film, virtual reality, augmented reality, and photographs, and is also available as a book.

The photographs from the project are both haunting and eye-opening, offering a unique perspective on the collective result of decisions around the globe. “I have come to think of my preoccupation with the Anthrocepene — the indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet — as a conceptual extension of my first and most fundamental interests as a photographer” he says in the book’s introduction.

Read the interview here.