YEREVAN, OCTOBER 17, ARMENPRESS: The French Embassy in Yerevan said Ambassador Henry Cuny will open the exhibition of photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, one of the most well known aerial photographers, at Armenian National Picture Gallery on October 21 at 6 pm.
The exhibition, called Earth from Air is the result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and more than a hundred of countries, presenting the most revealing and spectacular portrait of our world ever created. From a heart-shaped mangrove forest in New Caledonia to a flock of red ibises in Venezuela, from a caravan of camels in Mauritania to Mt. Everest and Mammoth Hot Springs, Yann Arthus-Bertrand presents tens of striking color images that put our home planet in a whole new perspective and are a unique documentary record of its fragile ecosystems at the dawn of the new millennium.
He undertook this project in 1995 that had long been close to his heart -to produce, on the eve of the 21st century, a real photographic inventory of the planet -from an altitude of between 5 and 2,000 meters. His photographs were published in many books and were printed in 24 languages. The earth from Air was shown in 30 countries and 50 million people have already enjoyed his art.
Wishing to share his photographic views with blind people Yann Arthus-Bertrand asked Alain Miklin, a French Armenian and the founder of an eye-glass factory, to prepare dactyloscopic prints of the photographs to give a chance to people with eyesight problems to communicate with his stunning pictures.