Image description: An image of a film crew standing in the middle of Yonge-Dundas Square at dusk. They are looking up at screens which are showing images from Edward Burtynsky's In the Wake of Progress.
Luminato Festival Toronto brings the live, in-person world premiere of renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress to the immense digital screens surrounding Yonge-Dundas Square: a fully choreographed blend of photographs and film, with a staggering musical score.
This free, outdoor experience in the heart of Toronto tells the epic tale of humanity's impact on the planet. Co-produced by Canadian music legend Bob Ezrin, In the Wake of Progress presents the powerful imagery of global landscapes usurped by human activity in contrast to the dazzling urban centre, at a moment when the health of our planet is an urgent international priority.
An epic project, 40 years in the making, Edward Burtynsky’s In the Wake of Progress is an urgent call to action, and a quest for hope, as we face one of the greatest existential threats of our time: the climate crisis.
How to Experience In the Wake of Progress
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