Human. A Portrait of Our World
Sizes 22 x 28,5 cm
Pages 224 | English edition
Publisher Thames & Hudson | 2015
In 2012 Yann Arthus-Bertrand set out to have a conversation with the world.
Together with the GoodPlanet Foundation, he conducted more than 2,000 interviews in seventy countries with people of every stripe, and took hundreds of portraits and aerial photographs.
This book and the film it accompanies brings together the fruits of this unprecedented endeavour.
From the Brazilian fisherman to the Chinese shopkeeper, from the German artist to the Afghan farmer, the interviewees answer questions about their fears, their dreams, their hardships and their hopes: What did you learn from your parents? What would you like to pass on to your children? What challenges have you had to face? What does love mean to you?
Human includes excerpts from these interviews, alongside essays by eminent journalists and human rights activists, including Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai and Ron Suskind.
With its collection of inspiring, spectacular images, allied to the unforgettable testimonies of mankind, Human is a landmark achievement and a compelling portrait of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century.