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Vol. 1 Number 1
February 1, 2005


TODAY'S PHOTO

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Photojournalism, a model of diversity

I have lately been fascinated by the work of photojournalists, old and new . Several books have fueled this "awakening" (see list below) and I have chosen this subject for this newsletter. There are, and have been, many fine photojournalists whose works have captured hugely diverse images of our world. For this issue I have chosen to focus on the photographic art of one contemporary photojournalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

One underlying rule of sustainability is diversity. This principle is well represented In Yab's work (he refers to himself as Yab). His web site provides a door to his photography and to an education segment titled Understanding The Earth which is focused on eight major sustainability issues.

The web site is www.yannarthusbertrand.com/index_new.htm

By going to this web page and selecting "Welcome" you are taken to a directory page where you can select "ECOLOGICAL STAKES" at the lower left or you can spend time browsing the various links to the superb collections of images. I especially recommend visiting three categories; "THE EARTH FROM ABOVE", "THE FRENCH" and "ANIMALS". In all cases the treatment is first class.

BOOKS

Earth From Above - 365 Days
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Harry N Abrams; 2001
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The Great LIFE Photographers
Bullfinch Press; 2004
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In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
National Geographic; 2004
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George Rodger - An Adventure in Photography, 1908-1995
Carole Naggar
Syracuse university Press 2003
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George Beggs 2/2005

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