Canada Post has chosen to feature the work of Ryerson alumnus Edward Burtynsky, an advisory board member of the Ryerson Image Centre, in a photography stamp series.
The series is meant to capture 150 years of Canadian photography and explore what Eugene Knapik, a Canada Post media relations officer, describes as “the many facets of the Canadian experience.” It will take place over five years.
Burtynsky’s photos are displayed in over 60 museums worldwide. He is one of seven artists whose work was selected to be featured on a stamp.
“(Burtynsky) is one of our most respected photographers,” says Knapik. “He is a photographer that looks at links between nature and industry, and finds beauty in unlikely places.”
His featured artwork, entitled Railcuts #1, was shot in 1985 and shows the Canadian National Railway in British Columbia.
The series was released July 7.