Nature and Humanity, from above

An internationally acclaimed outdoor photography exhibition, Earth from Above: an aerial portrait of our planet towards sustainable development by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has opened in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

The free open air exhibition captures the beauty of the earth through 120 stunning large-scale photographs featuring landscapes and people from an aerial perspective. The breathtaking images (1.8m x 1.2m) are taken by celebrated award-winning French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, who undertook the ambitious project to visually record the state of the planet at the start of the new millennium.

Darling Harbour has been transformed into an outdoor gallery, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for six months. It closes on Boxing Day.
Since the exhibition first opened in Paris in 2000, more than 50 million people in over 100 cities have been inspired by this global phenomenon. The photographs were taken in 58 countries, and include five striking images of Australia.

Earth from Above is not just a stunning display of photographs, but a penetrating report on the state of the planet. Each image is accompanied by hard-hitting narrative highlighting the environmental issues affecting each location. The underpinning theme of Earth from Above is sustainable development and the pressing need to adopt more sustainable practices throughout the world.

Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand said, “This work has truly changed my life. You cannot spend 10 years flying over the earth and remain unchanged. I have realised that man is an integral part of nature, inseparable from the landscape, and that we are all responsible for the future of the planet.
Earth from Above Project Director Jane Hoiting said, “Earth from Above offers a truly unique and breathtaking view of the world we live in. By presenting the earth's beauty through these images, it challenges us to think about our own footprint on earth.”
Earth from Above has something for everyone: it's entertaining, educational, inspiring and it's free. It's a wonderful attraction for Sydney-siders and visitors to enjoy over the school holidays - and the next six months.”

The exhibition is being presented in Australia by Global Nomad under the auspices of Nomad Exhibitions Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation whose remit is to present this free exhibition to as many Australians as possible.
Earth from Above is a carbon-neutral exhibition, with Easy Being Green the carbon offset sponsor. The Sydney exhibition is supported by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Intrepid Travel and Whereis. As manager of Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is committed to making the precinct a sustainable place that offers a diversity of experiences for visitors to enjoy including exhibitions like Earth from Above.

The Earth from Above project is presented with the patronage of UNESCO and the support of Fujifilm, Air France and Eurocopter.


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