Yann Arthus-Bertrand: 7 billion Others
United States Premiere at the Museum of Photographic Arts February 21 to September 13, 2015
The Museum of Photographic Arts presents 7 billion Others as its leading exhibition for Balboa Park’s Centennial Celebration.
Part of the GoodPlanet Foundation and supported by BNP Paribas since its origin, 7 billion Others continues its world tour to encounter, share and meet the inhabitants of this wide planet. In its U.S. premiere, 7 billion Others will be on display at the Museum of Photographic Arts from Feb. 21 - Sept. 13, 2015.
Celebratory Year of Global Connectedness
MOPA selected 7 billion Others as its leading exhibition for Balboa Park’s Centennial that commemorates the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. This event originally introduced where the world was going with new technology and experiences.
As a global multimedia exhibition, 7 billion Others provides an immersive, technology-driven experience that unites the world like the exposition, using video interviews. Thematic updates occur throughout its installment to keep content fresh and engaging during its extended run of 30 weeks.
Audiences in San Diego will discover the humanist message of the true meaning of being connected to others. 7 billion Others unleashes the collective image of the voices, perspectives and faces of the 7 billion human beings living on this planet and shaping the ever-changing portrait of humanity.
7 billion Others, a portrait of humanity today
The 7 billion Others project began in 2003 as an ambitious project to assemble a sensitive, humanist portrait of the world in videos. For seven years, authors Sybille d’Orgeval and Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire traveled the world to meet its people, accompanied by a team of reporters. They recorded the voices of men and women in 84 countries who share numerous similarities despite their differences. All answered the same 45 questions on the meaning of life, their dreams, their fears and their joys to share their connectedness — from a Brazilian fisherman to a Chinese shopkeeper to a German artist.
What meaning does life have for you?
What difficult circumstances have you lived through?
What did you learn from your parents?
What message do you want to pass on to your children?
What changes have you seen in your country?
These touching, open testimonials, spoken in more than 50 languages, are moving expressions of truth, tolerance and solidarity that shake preconceptions and beliefs. The interviewees call on viewers to look deeper than simple appearances.
For more information about the 7 billion Others exhibition, please visit www.MOPA.org/7billionOthers and www.7billionothers.org/sandiego