6 Billion Others: Portraits of Humanity from Around the World

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Abrams, Oct 1, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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The latest project from bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand,6 Billion Others presents the photographic portraits and transcribed responses of 500 men and women, interviewed on video over the past six years. This understated yet compelling look at ways of life both familiar and strange creates an instructive, affecting biography of modern humanity. Inspired by the idea that "every single person has got something interesting to say, and every single person has the right to say it," Arthus-Bertrand created a questionnaire of 40 prompts on universal topics such as family, happiness, money, and love, and dispatched six filmmakers to interview more than 5,000 subjects in 75 countries around the world. About one-tenth of the resulting 3,500 hours of film is available online, with subtitles.

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It's exactly what it should be. The book gives you an understanding of basic human principles around the world. Maybe not in every country (none from Mongolia, and few from Tunisia like I would've hoped) but overall I continue to read it 3 years after getting it, and I hope to be able to get the "7 billion others" as well. Great idea, and great carryout. I love this book. I'm actually even able to use it in a research paper for my ENG 1320 class.
Love. This. Book.



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Yann Arthus-Bertrand's more than 40 books include the multimillion-copy international bestseller Earth From Above. His photography regularly appears in magazines such as National Geographic, Life, GEO, and Sierra Magazine. He is the chairman of GoodPlanet, a nonprofit association for the promotion of sustainable development. He also directed a series of four, 2-hour documentaries based on Earth From Above and is the director of the film Home. He lives in France.

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