Photographic Work   From Above   Agricultural landscape

Agricultural landscape, France - 1993

Agricultural landscape near Cognac, Charente, France (45°42′ N – 0°17′ W).


Original Edition Signed and Numbered

“It is hard to believe that then years have already passed since I first set off on this Earth From Above adventure, with my small team of followers around me. We never dreamed in 1993 that the project could take on such proportions ten years later.

Our idea was simple; we would raise public awareness of the Earth’s beauty in order to better condemn its problems. It was simple, certainly, but ultimately more ambitious than any of us could have imagined. We have been working under the pressure of an overwhelming success, with the obsession of trying to remain equal to the task. It is an honor that thousands of people have traveled to view the exhibitions or buy the book. The success has changed us; we are increasingly more demanding of the depth of our knowledge of the Earth and her environment.

Feedback from a great many readers, as well as discussions with scientists, has reinforced our understanding, but at the same time has raised certains doubts. We are aware that as time passes, there is always something more to say, show , or prove. The more aware the public has become, the more my commitment has evolved in the face of expectation.

And so i will continue producing photographs of the Earth in order to impart a message to current and future generations on the need fo sustainable development.

I believe today, more than ever, that the impact of a photograph is derived from the message it conveys.” YAB 2003


Taken in 1993, It is a silver photography. His original slide is stored by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris.


Original work by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The prints are made exclusively by the Yann Arthus-Bertrand Studio in Paris under the control of the artist himself.

Original Edition Signed and Numbered

Prints ordered without frames 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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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.

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