Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Inspirational Photos

I don't usually click on photo essays on newspaper websites, but "Earth From Above comes to NYC" looked intriguing to me on

Quoting, "Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand will bring his work back to the United States - to New York City for the first time in 2009. Aiming to inspire people to think globally about sustainable living, Arthus-Bertrand has been photographing unique views of our planet, seen from the sky, since 1994 - and has produced an exhibit of over 150 4-ft. by 6-ft. prints which will be on display in New York City at the World Financial Center Plaza and along the Battery Park City Esplanade from May 1, 2009 to June 28, 2009. When completed in New York City, the Earth From Above exhibit will also move on to California in 2010. Photographs and captions all courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand. (38 photos total)"

You have got to see these incredibly, inspiring photos! There are 38 in total, and I think #3 (Worker resting on bales of cotton, Thonakaha, Korhogo, Ivory Coast), # 8 ("Tree of life", Tsavo national park, Kenya) and #37 (Tea cultivation in Corrientes province, Argentina.) are my favorites. So is #13 (Iraqi tank graveyard in the desert near Al Jahrah, Kuwait), in a sad sort of way. The color in this picture is amazing.

Which are your favorites?