Edward Burtynsky's subjects range from mines, quarries, recycling depots and oil fields, to refineries and shipyards. His detailed and precisely rendered works document the changing relationship of humankind to nature. Here, he captures China's growing economy by photographing hundreds of uniformed young workers in the cafeteria of a large textile manufacturing factory in Southern China. The one woman wearing a red sweater adds a note of individuality in this sea of conformity.


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Artist
Edward Burtynsky, Canadian, born 1955
Title
Manufacturing #11, Youngor Textiles, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province
Date
2005
Medium
Chromogenic print
Dimensions
Image: 40 × 60 in. (101.6 × 152.4 cm) Mount: 40 x 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm) Frame: 42 x 62 x 1 5/8 in. (106.7 x 157.5 x 4.1 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Charles Cowles and the artist

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2007.735
Classification
Photographs
Provenance

Research ongoing