In the Wake of Progress

Thursday, September 26 at 5:00pm
Duke University East Campus

Presented by Duke Arts Presents

“Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers.”

International Photography Hall of Fame

Groundbreaking photographer Edward Burtynsky brings his most ambitious multimedia project to date to Duke and Durham. 40 years in the making, “In the Wake of Progress” combines the most powerful photographs and film footage of Burtynsky’s career, choreographed to a powerful award-winning original score composed by Phil Strong.

Mounted on three large-scale LED screens on Duke’s East Campus and visible from Main Street, this deeply moving and intentionally overwhelming 22-minute experience immerses audiences in the story of human industry’s impact on the Earth, urging us to rethink our legacy and seek a more sustainable future.

Aligning directly with Duke’s Climate Commitment and programmed as part of Duke’s Centennial Celebration, Duke Arts mounts this powerful work with an eye towards the next 100 years.

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People wearing headphones sitting and looking at an exhibition showing environmental scenery.

Thu, Sep 26 through Sun, October 27, 2024

Estimated Run Time
25 minutes



Duke University East Campus
712 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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