Monday, January 18, 2010

Haiti: Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The stripped mountains btw. Haiti and
Dominican Republic.
The Photographer, Ecologist and Journalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand keeps impressing with his environmental messages. I remember the first time I saw his free outdoor exhibit "Earth From Above" walking in to Kongens Nytorv Square in Copenhagen 2001 with my girlfriend Line. We were in awe about the beauty he managed to bring forth about our planet. Lined up over the whole square was large pictures from all over the world showing nature and the lives of people. Even where there is desperation and need he brings out the pure and enchanting. The "Earth from Above" exhibit keeps rotating around the world. This spring we are lucky to have the exhibit show in Battery Park, Manhattan for 8 weeks.
Shantytown Port-au-Prince
I was thinking he must have done pictures about Haiti.
Here I found one of the deforested mountains between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and one of a Shantytown in Port-au-Prince.

Yann Arthus Bertrand started the GoodPlanet organization in 2005 and in 2009 the fantastic must see film "Home" came out.

Please continue to support the people Haiti, they need you and me:)
Or text 90999 and write Haiti, you then accept to give a 10$ donation to Red Cross.
A great way to start the day!

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