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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky will headline an evening dedicated to the incomparable freshwater resources of the Great Lakes on Wednesday, May 13, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y.


The event, “Unexpected Voices of the Great Lakes,” will kick off with a talk by Burtynsky, who specializes in images of nature transformed through industry.  A panel discussion will follow, highlighting the connection between the lakes and quality of life for the millions who rely on them for recreation, commerce, drinking water and spiritual fulfillment.


The event begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The event is cosponsored by the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board and the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.


The Albright–Knox Art Gallery is located at 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y., in Delaware Park


Press Release

Water Quality Board event page

Blog with photos and video


* For more information, or questions, contact:

- Hugh McDiarmid Jr., IJC: 248-660-4300 /

- Susan Kornacki, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: 716-852-7483 ext. 38 /


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Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14222, United States Get Directions


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