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Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist.
For me, he is the biggest figure in Aerial-Photography.

In thisTED talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity, our habitat stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," and his movie, "HOME" which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.


Home is a 2009 non-commercial documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. HOME is the first film that has been made using aerial-only footage.

HOME, the movie:

• Was conceived as a gift to the public and is shown all over the world FOR FREE on YouTube
• Has been watched by more than 400 million people around the globe
• Has been translated into 40 languages and been shown in more than 131 countries
• Has been seen all over Africa in the farthest corners of the continent
• Aired on The People’s Republic of China’s premier TV channel, seen by 1 million viewers
• Is the first environmental film that has been made using only aerial photography
• Was shot entirely from the air, filmed in 120 locations in over 50 countries
• Was shown on gigantic screens in front of the Eiffel Tower to a crowd of 50,000+
• Was inspired by Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”
• Is a non-commercial film project
• Is a reminder of what is at stake: Earth, in all its beauty, and the people who live on it

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