Sunday, July 13, 2008

Earth from Above - Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Zen @ Bangkok

Exhibition in Bangkok
"Earth from Above"
When: June 3rd – September 9th
Where: ZEN Department Store - BTS Siam
Time: 10:00am - 10:00pm (Daily)

Described as ... A world cultural phenomenon, "Earth from Above: An aerial portrait of our planet towards a sustainable development" has been seen by over 120 million people in 110 cities around the world since its first exhibition on the grids of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris in 2000. More than 3 millions copies of the book have been sold and it has been translated into 24 languages. Zen Department Store and the French Embassy in Thailand are pleased to offer to all the visitors an unforgettable exhibition!

More notes from Google ...
With Earth from above, I simply want people to see the Earth as it is today, as faithfully as possible. What motivates me is the impact a photograph can make within the framework of environmental preservation. The great novelty of our time is that mankind has the power to change its environment and I want my photos to testify to this fact so people can realise this.” (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, born 1946 in France, has become globally famous as a nature photographer.
During his career he discovered the beauty of the world as seen from above when he became a hot air balloon pilot and began experimenting with aerial photography. Besides photography, Yann passionately engages in non-profit projects for different organisations.
In 2005 Yann created, a non-profit organisation, which is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development, which is the common leitmotif throughout all his different projects.

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