Yann Arthus-Bertrand (France)

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer and renowned specialist in aerial imagery, has authored a number of books, including ‘Earth from Above’, a work translated into 24 languages which has sold more than three million copies.
Since 2005 and the creation of his GoodPlanet Foundation, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has devoted himself to environmental education, as well as to the struggle against climate change and its consequences. This commitment earned him an appointment as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), on April 22, 2009.
In 2009, he directed his first film, ‘Home’. This status report on the planet was seen by more than 600 million people worldwide. Available for free on YouTube, the film continues its career. It is the most important ecological film of the decade.
’7 Billion Others’, the major exhibition inaugurated in 2009 at the Grand Palais in Paris and then presented throughout the world, is a personal reflection that spans more than thirty years. It is a first step on the path leading Yann Arthus-Bertrand to his project: HUMAN.
Since he has been working on the making-of his new film HUMAN which involved 2 years of filming and a 1 year of editing. This long feature film is due to be released in 2015 with a world screening at the United Nations Home Office in New York.

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