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[PHOTOS] Aerial images of open pit copper mines

If youve never seen the work ofEdward Burtynsky, this is your chance.The New York Times published an article in October highlighting thephotographersmes...

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|Nov 10|magazine9 min read

If you’ve never seen the work of Edward Burtynsky, this is your chance. The New York Times published an article in October  highlighting the photographer’s mesmerizing aerial images of open-pit copper mines throughout Arizona and New Mexico. The photographs include three copper mines – Morenci Mine, Chino Mine and Tryone Mine, all of which are owned by Freeport-McMoRan.

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According to the NYT article“When the photographer Edward Burtynsky started taking pictures of mining complexes in 1981, it was, in part, out of this same simple wonderment. ‘‘I look for the biggest mines in the world,’’ Burtynsky says, and these photographs, shot in Arizona and New Mexico in 2012 and published here for the first time, include both the Chino and the continent’s largest copper mine, the Morenci Mine, which is projected to produce 900 million pounds of copper every year for the next five years.

Chino Mine, Silver City, N.M. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Tyrone Mine, Silver City, N.M. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Morenci Mine, Morenci, Ariz. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chino Mine, Silver City, N.M. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Tyrone Mine, Silver City, N.M. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Morenci Mine, Morenci, Ariz. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Tyrone Mine, Silver City, N.M. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chino Mine, Silver City, N.M. CreditEdward Burtynsky/Howard Greenberg Gallery

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