Two exhibitions of work by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky will be on view from November 3 - December 23, 2016 at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. Burtynsky, whose incisive work explores the dilemmas at the heart of our globalized world, is known for portraying the visible outcomes of humankind's impact on the environment. The exhibitions coincide with the publication of two new books: Salt Pans (Steidl, September 2016) and Essential Elements (Thames & Hudson, November 2016).

Essential Elements provides an overview of Burtynsky's work across four decades, including both iconic and previously unpublished images from his series including Quarries; Oil; and Water. All of these bodies of work have resulted in exhibitions and, in the case of Water, a feature-length documentary film titled Watermark, 2013.

Included in both exhibitions are selections from Burtynsky's new body of work titled Salt Pans. The work was made in India at a barren, salt-producing area in Gujarat, where thousands of families toil in the hot, flat, dry wasteland with little access to fresh water, schools, or medical help. Spread over nearly 2,000 square miles, the area is also known as "Survey Number Zero," because no land survey has been conducted there since the end of the British rule in India in 1947. From his unique vantage point, Burtynsky captured the shapes, patterns, and colors of the land and the shallow artificial ponds from which salt has been harvested for many centuries.

Edward Burtynsky's photographs are in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; New York; Tate, London; Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. He is the subject of Jennifer Baichwal's acclaimed 2006 documentary film Manufactured Landscapes, which won numerous awards and was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. Burtynsky received the inaugural TED Prize in 2005. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006, and has received many other awards. He holds six honorary doctorate degrees, including two he received this spring. Born in Ontario in 1955, Burtynsky lives and works in Toronto.