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Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynksy’s Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context

This annotated list of web resources may be used to help you and your students learn more about looking at and making meaning from this type of art.

  • Websites

    http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/

    This is the official site of Edward Burtynsky’s work. It includes images from the photographic series he has made, as well as video clips of him discussing his work.

    http://www.rockofages.com/

    This is the site of Rock of Ages, a granite quarry in Barre, Vermont, that has been active since 1885. It is largely a retail site, but it does provide some educational information.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWfpzo0Dzpg

    This short video helps to explain granite cutting processes. Once you are linked into YouTube, you can find many short videos linked to Rock of Ages.

    http://quarriesandbeyond.org/states/vt/vermont-photos01.html

    There is a lot of historic information about granite extraction in Barre. At the end of the webpage, there are several photographs from the 1800s showing how granite was first removed.