July 7, 2012
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Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his work in Oil, a photographic exploration of the effects of this critical fuel on our lives, at the Nevada Museum of Art on June 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. The exhibit will be on display through September 23, 2012.
Edward Burtynsky: Oil is an examination of one the most important subjects of our time by one of the most respected and recognized contemporary photographers in the world. Over 15 years, Burtynsky traveled internationally to chronicle the production, distribution, and use of this critical fuel. In addition to revealing the rarely seen mechanics of its manufacture, he photographs the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction from the Earth and by the sprawl generated around its use. These images tell an epic story of mankind expressed through our discovery, exploitation, and celebration of this vital natural resource.
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