the earth is art. the photographer is only a witness
Yann Arthus-Bertrand was born in March 1946. At the age of 30 he moved to Kenya with his wife Anne to study lions in the Maasai Mara Reserve and discovered a unique way of capturing the beauty of the natural world, flying over the landscape in a balloon.

Earth from the Air was a massive project for Yann. He spent ten years carefully researching the landcapes he has selected, flying over 76 countries and clocking up 3,000 flying hours by helicopter. Earth from the Air has taken him to Antarctica, Alaska, southern Argentina, Australia, Siberia and Africa.

With over 100,000 shots in the collection, Yann has chosen the 160 exhibits to communicate his own vision.

But is what he has produced 'Art'? Yann way of answering that question is simple. "I have a concern to be a witness for future generations. The Earth is Art, the photographer is only a witness. "

The result is an evocative exhibition with an emotive message.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand has produced 60 books of his work and holds the the most prestigious award in France, the Legion D'Honneur, for his photographic work on the environment. He now lives in France where he founded the Altitude Agency in Paris, specialising in aerial photogprahy.


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