The island of Euboea is 93 mi (150 km) long and 6 to 31 mi (10 to 50 km) wide, the second largest Greek island after Crete. Before it was ravaged by fire in 2007, its landscape consisted of cultivated basins and forest-covered hills. The fields and olive groves were largely spared because the ground was free of vegetation when, in late August, about a hundred fires, probably started by arsonists and fanned by violent winds, burned from the north of the country to the southern tip of the Peloponnesus. Athens and its suburbs were covered in a thick white smoke and ashes, and a state of emergency was declared throughout the country. With Greece unable to handle the fires alone, sixteen European Union nations participated in the greatest continental firefighting operation ever organized. But the two weeks of blazes were murderous with sixty-five deaths. Thousands of people were left homeless, hundreds of houses devastated, and 444,780 acres of vegetation went up in smoke. This disaster has had significant economic and environmental consequences. The cost of the damages could be greater than $1.38 billion (0.6 percent of the GDP) and environmental experts estimate it will take twenty years for the landscapes to return to what it was. It is also likely that some of the burned land will become the subject of property speculation.
Taken in 2007, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.
Original work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.
Signed Print, (Not numbered)
All the signed prints include a white border
- Format 1, 2 & 3 = 2 cm of white border around the image
- Format 4, 5 = 4 cm of white border around the image
- Format 6 = 5 cm of white border around the image
Digital print made by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio. Canon IPF 9400 Ink-jet printer, pigmentary ink, printing on acid free 100% cotton fibre paper (Museo Silver Rag)
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FOR THE SIGNED PRINTS
All our frames are made to measure and hand-made. The wood chosen for the frames is cut directly and assembled as a function of the work and painted as chosen.
For the signed prints, the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio offers three choices of frame : dark wood, wood painted white, wood painted black.
It is possible thereafter to choose a frame with glass or a frame with non-reflecting glass.
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Only for orders taken in July and August, between 3 to 4 weeks should be allowed for a print and 5 to 6 weeks for a framed print.
Once the order is validated, the print is made, signed and framed in accordance with your request.
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Once the print/frame has been dispatched, you will receive an e-mail from the Studio giving you the name of the transporter, the number of the parcel and the estimated date of delivery.