Earth from the Air
"We can all adopt sustainable development, respect both man and nature – and alter our production and consumption habits" - Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Earth from the Air is a spectacular presentation featuring over 100 large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Created by world-famous photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus- Bertrand, every stunning aerial image tells a story about our changing planet. Seen together, they are an outstanding visual testimony to the world we live in today. A world with a growing population, shrinking biodiversity, polluted lands and oceans, a changing climate and a shortage of water. A world nevertheless of beauty and of wonder. This emotive exhibition has travelled the world and been seen by millions of people. Yann’s tireless work as a UNEP ambassador has resulted in the content being constantly updated with new awe-inspiring aerial photographs and accompanying captions written by experts on sustainable development. To accompany and support the project, a full length feature film called ‘Home’ was created. This powerful film narrated by Glenn Close, was released in cinemas in 181 countries across the globe and on You Tube on Earth Day 2009. On You Tube alone, it has been downloaded by over 15 million people.
The Exhibition was lauched in 2002 at the Natural History Museum in London. Initialy it was booked for a six month period but after popular demand it ended up staying for 2 years. Since then it has travelled to over ten different cities including Bath, Birmingham, Norwich, Swansea, Oxford, Bristol, Edinburgh and Armargh.
“It is obvious from the public responses to this exhibition that people are deeply touched, moved and most of all challenged by the provocative imagery. It is incredible that what are essentially simple, though stunningly beautiful, aerial snapshots of our world can inspire such complex emotional feelings in people - but they do, and they must if we are to begin to comprehend the state of our planet in a meaningful way and be inspired to do something about it” - Ed Gillespie, Creative Director FUTERRA Sustainability Communications Ltd