A Portrait of Our World
- Publication Date: September 15, 2015
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 11⁄16 x 11 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419719370
- Page Count: 224
- Illustrations: 200 color illustrations
- Rights: North America English
Over the past three years, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and the GoodPlanet Foundation have gathered more than 2,000 interviews in 70 countries, while capturing portraits and aerial photographs. Human explores fundamental themes—Justice, Tolerance, Poverty, War, Happiness, and more—and each chapter includes excerpts from interviews and essays written by eminent journalists and human rights activists. The book will launch simultaneously with the movie, which will be distributed worldwide for free, with screenings at the United Nations in New York as well as in major international cities. With its collection of inspiring, spectacular images, allied to the unforgettable testimonies of mankind—Human is a landmark achievement in documentary film and book publishing, a compelling portrait of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century.
About the author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the award-winning photographer and author of more than 40 books, including the international bestseller Earth from Above, which has sold more than 3 million copies. He is the chairman of GoodPlanet Foundation, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development, and the director of the documentary film Home.