A Portrait of Our World


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


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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Weight 1094 g
Dimensions 22.1 x 28.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 November 2015
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22.1 x 28.2 cm
Weight 1094 g


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Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned aerial photographer, journalist, reporter and environmentalist. He is especially well known for his book Earth from Above and his film 'Home'. He has published over 30 books.