The keynotes by Edward Burtynsky use art to bring attention to the issues of environmental responsibility and industrial neglect.
Burtynsky attended Ryerson University and received a degree in photographic arts. In 1985, he founded Toronto Image Works, a photo lab and training centre for Toronto's art community. His works have been featured all over the world, in exhibits like Cocoran Gallery of Art in Washington and at the National Gallery of Canada as well as magazines like The Smithsonian.
He is currently sitting on the board of Toronto’s international photography festival, Contact and The Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre. He has written several photo books.
By appealing to the creative side in all of us, the keynotes by Edward Burtynsky are an alternative way to bring up important social issues.