In February 2005, Canadian photo-artist Edward Burtynsky accepted the inaugural TED Prize — three wishes to change the world. Granted $100,000 and the opportunity to team with several major companies pledging to help the recipients fulfill the wishes, Burtynsky and fellow winners (acclaimed musician and Global Activist Bono and medical technologies pioneer Robert Fischell) were instructed to wish for anything — “Think big. Be Creative. No restrictions.”

In his first wish, Burtynsky proposed that he would use his artwork to persuade millions of people to join a productive global conversation about sustainability. TheScreamOnline is proud to grant this wish by featuring a compelling gallery of his photography to our vast community of readers around the world.

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