Photographer David Burdeny achieves a unique perspective, even when photographing subjects we thought were familiar to us. His aerial photographs can read like abstract paintings and his architectural photographs reveal a surprising sense of narrative. As he finds and shares diverse subject matter from African wildlife to tulips fields in the Netherlands, to Russian metro stations, Burdeny’s approach is driven by his own curiosity, his exploration of the visual language of place. The stories behind a single image can be significant, as some are captured in hard to reach, dangerous, or extreme locations, or those that involve encounters in the wild.
Burdeny received a Bachelor of Interior Design and a Master of Architecture, both from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture, Winnipeg, MB. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions at galleries across North America, and as far afield as Belgium and South Korea. Burdeny’s work has received extensive press coverage including being featured by CNN for his series on Metro Stations in Moscow, Russia, and recently in the New York Times T-Magazine. Among his many awards, Burdeny has received Professional Photographer of the Year from the International Photography Awards in 2016, 2015, and 2010 in the category of Nature, as well as the International Photographer of the Year in 2008.