Robert Burley is creating a photographic record of a rapidly disappearing manufacturing infrastructure dedicated to the production and use of photochemical materials. His series, Disappearance of Darkness, includes the demolition of photographic production plants around the world. Join him for a lively discussion centered on the notion that photography, as we have known it, is passing into history.

For over 20 years, Burley’s photographs have focused on the relationship between nature and cities and architecture and the urban landscape. His work has been extensively published, exhibited and collected on an international level. Burley teaches at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts.