Être photographe (1DVD)

Inside the book

The book

Co-produced by Les Éditions du Montparnasse and Les Éditions de La Martinière.

The idea came from Yab in response to Hervé de La Martinière who wanted a short book explaining the approach of a renowned photographer. The project took time maturing due to the intimate nature of the subject.

The success of Earth from above set its author apart; Yab received lots of e-mails, did many interviews... The expectant public is curious for details, and talking about oneself is not that easy. Yab wanted to lift a corner of the veil, in all simplicity, as a possible choice among others "the story of a life".

Written in close collaboration with Yab by Sophie TROUBAC, author of various stories and biographies, the book retraces his career in chronological order before delving into what is specific to his work. Along with the accompanying DVD, it allows the reader to follow, through text and images, a variegated course, which is in many ways an inspiration to aspiring photographers.


  • Authors: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Sophie Troubac
  • Publisher: Editions de La Martinière
  • ISBN: 2732427993
  • EAN: 9782732427997
  • Publishing date:
  • Year: 2003
  • Language: Français