Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand (1946) has always nurtured a passion for animals and the natural world. He began to use a camera to record his observations and accompany his writings. On the occasion of the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, Yann decided to embark upon a major photographic project about the state of the world and its inhabitants: “Earth From Above”. The book enjoyed international success. In 2005 Yann established the GoodPlanet Foundation, non-profit organization that has been investing in educating people about the environment and the fight against climate change. In 2009 he made his first feature-length film, Home, about the state of the planet. This movie was seen by almost 600 million spectators around the world. In 2011, Yann codirected Planet Ocean with Michael Pitiot, which had its world premier in June 2012 at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. His next film Human premiered in 2015. Through this collection of personal statements about love, happiness, and also hatred and violence, Human forces us to confront the Other and to reflect on our own lives. This feature-length film conveys more than ever Yann’s desire to awaken our collective consciousness, with the aim of raising awareness among as many people as possible. Also in 2015 Yann presented another film, Terra, which retells the incredible story of life on Earth. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is now directing his latest project, Woman.