TERRA the exhibition
The photo exhibition inspired by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot film and presented by the GoodPlanet Foundation
From the dawn of the world to the present day, life has never stopped evolving.
As a result of this evolution, mankind has been able to draw upon the resource of the surrounding life forms for shelter, food, clothing and development. In just a few thousand years we have exploited the minerals to create our societies, organised the plants so that we can cultivate them, and hunted and domesticated the animals for our own purposes. We also sometimes protect them.
Little by little, we have distanced ourselves from the world around us, with the result that we only think of it as a landscape, a resource, a tool.
No other species before us ever had the audacity, or indeed the capacity, to think of itself as separate from its environment.
No other species before us has ever had the impact on its environment that we have.
Inspired by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot film TERRA, the TERRA exhibition will display the most beautiful photographs of the world teeming with life of which we are a part.
80 exceptional photos contribute to an understanding of the birth of life and the exploration of its astonishing diversity, to the rediscovery of its untamed might, to an appreciation of the extent to which it has been instrumentalised, of the perils that threaten it and of the key factors in its protection.
An ‘ode to life’ in all its forms, the TERRA exhibition will attempt to define the place mankind has made for itself on this planet, and that which it must occupy to live more harmoniously in a better world.
Coming in 2016.