Artist: Yann-Arthus Bertrand
Date: April 22- May 8, 2015.
Place: FASS Art Gallery
BIO: Yann-Arthus Bertrand is a famous documentary maker / photographer focusing on environmental issues.
Bertrand created the Goodplanet Foundation that aims to raise public awareness of environmental issues, implement carbon offset programmes and fight deforestation with local NGOs. He was designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme on Earth Day (April 22nd, 2009). In 2006, Yann started the series Vu Du Ciel, a television documentary series of several one-and-a-half hour episodes, each dealing with a particular environmental problem.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand undertook the production of a full-length feature film, HOME, that deals with the state of our planet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU). In 2011, Yann directed two films for the United Nations : the film Forest, official film of the 2011 International Year of the Forest, and the film Desertification. Both were screened during UN General Assemblies.
For the First Rio Conference in 1992, Yann-Arthus Bertrand prepared a big work for the year 2000 on the state of the planet: it is The Earth From the Air. For the World Water Forum in March 2012, Yann-Arthus Bertrand, Thierry Piantanida and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire directed a film narrating the history of water and reminding us that reasoned management of water is a crucial challenge for our century. This documentary was broadcast on French national television on the 20 th of March 2012.
For Rio + 20, Yann directed the film "Planet Ocean" with Michael Pitiot. This film aims to promote understanding of the importance of oceans in the ecosystem. In the same time, the GoodPlanet Foundation initiated a “Ocean Programme”, to raise awareness of the importance of marine ecosystems. At the heart of this programme, the publication of the book “L’Homme et la Mer” by the Editions de la Martinière, available in bookstores from the 18 th of October 2012.
In 2012, Yann began filming his next feature film called "Human." At the crossroads of "Home" and the project "7 Billion Others", "Human" is comprised of interviews with people from all conditions in over 45 countries, and aerial images gleaned all over the world. Filming takes place in very diverse landscapes since June 2012. Particular, from January 2014, Thailand, Antarctica, Dubai, Brazil, Pakistan, Cuba or Japan.