Details on Pjorsa river— —
Details on Pjorsa river, Island
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 1996
Wooden frame / Painted white
84,5 x 114,5 cm
125 x 175 cm
155 x 220 cm
In 1976, after having managed a nature reserve, Yann Arthus-Bertrand went to Kenya with his wife Anne to observe the daily life of lions. A passion for photography was born, and in particular, for aerial photographs.
In 1981 his first book Lions was published. Yann Arthus-Bertrand wrote numerous articles relating to nature and covered dozens of events around the world. Through his work he became conscious, progressively, of the beauty of the Earth but also of man’s impact on it. It was to draw attention to this that, in 1999, he published La Terre vue du Ciel (The Earth seen from the Sky). An international success with sales of more than three million copies, this best-seller was also the departure point for his first full-length film, Home. Founder of the agency Altitude in 1991 and of the GoodPlanet Foundation, in 2005, Yann Athus-Bertrand began making documentaries : 6 milliards d’Autres (6 Billion Others), Planète Océan (Planet Ocean) and more recently, Human, Terra and Woman (actually in production). United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, an Officer of the French Légion d’Honneur, Yann holds the second chair in the photography section of the French Fine Arts Academy.