Edward Burtynsky’s photographs capture what he calls “residual landscapes”: vast swathes of land that show the impact of human industry on the natural environment in places across the globe—Nigeria, Detroit, Bangladesh, Spain, among others.


  • Title: Oil Bunkering #1, Niger Delta, Nigeria
  • Creator: Edward Burtynsky
  • Creator Lifespan: 1955
  • Creator Nationality: Canadian
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Provenance: Chromogenic print mounted on Dibond
  • Rights: Oil Bunkering #1, Niger Delta, Nigeria © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Weistein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

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