By organizing a sale of photographs to the benefit of the Jane Goodall Institute, Yann Arthus-Bertrand pays tribute to Jane Goodall and her commitment to humans, animals and the environment. The photographer of Earth from Above also shows his appreciation and admiration for the work of Jane Goodall and especially for the long field study she led from 1960 on chimpanzees in Tanzania when she was only 26 years old.
"When I was younger, it was her book "Chimpanzees and I" which made me want to go to Africa to study lions. Jane was a real inspiration and it is thanks to her and her work that I am who I am today. And I'm that she has been a model for many others! "Yann Arthus-Bertrand
For 38 years, the JGI has been committed to protecting chimpanzees, conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development. At a time when all eyes turn to Paris and COP21, it is important to support the programs of the Jane Goodall Institute, a real player in the fight against global warming.
A dozen photographers in total, brought together by the GoodPlanet Foundation, amongst which many international names whom I wish to thank so very much for their contribution, have accepted to help us, of which : Ingo Arndt / Eric Baccega / laurent Baheux / Patrick Blin / Pascal Bourguignon / Philippe Bourseiller / Jim Brandenburg / Sebastian Copeland / Christine & Michel Denis-Huot / Suzi Eszterhas / Mark Laita / Pascal Maitre / Vincent Muniver / Richard Peters / Michel Rawicki / Sebastião Salgado / Brian Skerry / Hugo Van Lawick / Eric Valli / Steve Winter / Art Wolfe / Konrad Wothe / Norbert Wu / Christian Ziegler
Jane Goodall and Yann Arthus-Bertrand are deeply grateful for their generous contribution.
Photos will be exposed from the 8th to the 12th of december in my workshop and are available for sale on the Jane Goodall Institut's website: http://www.janegoodall.fr