A Portrait of Our World

(in association with the GoodPlanet Foundation)
  1. Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  2. With texts by Ron Suskind
  • ISBN 9780500292143
  • 28.50 x 22.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 224pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2015

Yann Arthus-Bertrand set out to have a conversation with the world

‘The viewer will be dazzled’ – The Daily Telegraph
'Simply stunning'– Prima
‘Offers a thought-provoking overview of how we share our planet’– Wanderlust

Human sample spread

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.

With its collection of inspiring, spectacular images, allied to the unforgettable testimonies, Human is a landmark achievement and a compelling portrait of humanity at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

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.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the award-winning photographer and author of more than forty books, including the international bestseller The Earth from the Air. He is the Chairman of the GoodPlanet Foundation, an NGO that promotes sustainable development, and is the director of the documentary film Home.

Also by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
The Earth from the Air for Children
Our Living Earth – A Next Generation Guide to People and Preservation