General Tso's Army

Edward Burtynsky's Manufacturing #17 (2005).Photo: Courtesy of Edward Burtynsky and Zeitgeist Films


Unlike most guys in New York, Edward Burtynsky isn't just looking at China's breakneck development to make a buck (or a billion). The photographer, subject of Manufacturing Landscapes, a new doc opening today at Film Forum, makes bizarrely beautiful, enormous photographs of China's new industrial revolution. They don't exactly celebrate or condemn the supersizing — but, we gotta say, this shot of a chicken-processing plant instantly convinced us to buy organic. —Rachel Wolff