OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart and the photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand made their appearance in the press conference and share their concern about environmental issues and sustainable development and the common concept that each individual should take action for the planet.
An aerial portrait of our planet – toward a sustainable development
In this exhibition, Yann Arthus-Bertrand invites us to take a journey with him through the realities of the world. His aerial photographs reflect the variety of natural habitats and expressions of life, and also man’s imprint and assault on his environment. This work constitutes a “state of the planet “at the beginning of a new millennium.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand made his personal appearance at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. “Each one of us, individually and collectively, globally and locally, has a role to play in the future of the planet; everyone has the power to act and the duty to rally, massively, in order to influence decision-makers. “ Said Arthus-Bertrand.
Fruit of a patient research work begun in 1990, these photographs, chosen from thousands of shots, owe their emotional and evocative power to Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s eye and to his desire to be a witness for generations to come. Today, “Earth from the Above” has been translated into 24 languages. Already more than 130 million people in about 120 cities have seen the exhibition.