Today is Earth Day. Actually, everyday is Earth Day really. So, in an effort to acknowledge this day, I’m posting some information about a phenomenal exhibit that I saw in recently.
By chance, when visiting Phuket a few months back, I came across the Earth From Above exhibit by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and what was intended to be a quick stop at the shopping mall turned into a few hours of viewing one amazing photograph after the next. The overall concept of the project was to document the Earth using aerial photography and to use those documents to show the changes taking place on our planet. Each photograph was accompanied by information regarding the location presented, various statistics or facts concerning human consumption and its effect on the land, and, overall, how climate and ecological change is affecting that area.
The exhibit was exceptional in two facets. First, the information presented left you in a state of concern for the Earth and fostered a deeper sense of understanding that our living habits are destroying these natural resources on a daily basis. Additionally, the compostions were just so remarkably stunning that they served as a collective tool which allowed your mind to gain a more well-rounded view of the natural beauty of our planet. The simple viewing of each work left you contemplating how you could alter your habits to preserve the state of the landscapes presented before you.
If the exhibit is showcased near you in the future, visit it without hesitation; you won’t be disappointed in the least bit. Additionally, you’ll be able to see far more photographs than those offered on the Web as a showcase.
Maelifellssandur, MyrdalsjÃ¶kull Region, Iceland
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Abengourou, Ivory Coast
Koh Panyee, Phang Nga, Thailand (An hour from my house!)
Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada
Voh, New Caledonia, France