GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The precious resource of water is the subject of worldwide study by many, including photographer Edward Burtynsky. His work is being highlighted in a film and a new exhibition at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Burtynsky traveled the world to capture various roles water plays in the world. The GRAM exhibition, “Edward Burtynsky: Water,” includes 60 large-scale photographs that will fill the first and second floor galleries at the museum.
Burtynsky’s photography is also featured in the film “Watermark.” The film has been selected as part of the WMEAC Film Series, which takes place each winter. The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) selects movies that aim to raise awareness about environmental issues.
You can see Watermark at an interactive event at the UICA Theater on Tuesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. It includes an introduction by GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt and a Q&A session after the movie with Platt and a water expert. There is a suggested donation of $5, with proceeds benefiting the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
“Edward Burtynsky: Water” will be on view at the Grand Rapids Art Museum until April 26, 2015.