Une vie de photographe
16.12.18 → 31.03.19
The first global retrospective by Yann Arthus-Bertrand invites you to discover the story of a life devoted to raising awareness of environmental issues.
Through his photography, Arthus-Bertrand shows what we stand to lose and promotes sustainable development. The artist body of work the impact of man on Earth, presenting the issue through its sometimes negative but often hopeful lens.
Conceived as an expedition across continents and oceans, this retrospective amplifies the vision long held by the artist: to show evidence in raising awareness, and to send out warnings in an effort to inspire changes in behaviour.
The work of a committed artist
Legacy offers a retrospective on years of work by an artist and his advocacy for the Earth, its animals and humanity.
From his first shots of lions to views captured in Earth from Above, his photographs in the Horses and Good Breeding series to the interviews filmed both in Human and most recently Woman, the artist’s work focuses on raising awareness in those around him.
“If mankind is responsible, then he must hold the key to making the changes needed to protect the environment”. In light of this, his message is one of true hope.
Beauty that serves a cause
The artistic dimension of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s long work has been recognised on an international scale. To view a photograph or watch one of his films is to have a deeply emotional and authentic experience, one which is not only thought provoking but lends itself to the desire for positive change.
If the subject is universal then so, too, is the responsibility. Never accusatory nor interfering, the artist’s intrinsic perspective raises awareness in an ever so simple way serving as the first step on the path to humans behaving accountably.