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A Portrait of Our World

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s interviews with men and women from all walks of life and from all over the world form a compelling portrait of humanity in the 21st century

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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 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 twenty-first century.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 28.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Publication date: 24 August 2015

ISBN: 9780500292143

Contents List

Women • Justice • Tolerance • Poverty • War • Happiness

About the Author

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned aerial photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is especially well known for his book The Earth from the Air, which has sold millions of copies since its first publication in 1999. He has published over 30 books.

List of Contributors

Ron Suskind, Leslie Chang, David Graeber, Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, Malala Yousafzai, Matthieu Aikins, Desmond Tutu, Fabrizio Gatti, Olivier du Schutter, Esther Duflo, David Smith, Alejandro Almazán

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