ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Capturing the Human Planet

Screenshot of article on Gorge Steinmetz posed on The Nature ConservancyCross-posted from The Nature Conservancy. [By Jenny Rogers]

How has viewing the world from above turned an aerial photographer into an “accidental environmentalist?”

George Steinmetz “has traveled to dozens of countries in his nearly four-decade career photographing stories for National Geographic and other magazines. From above, usually in paragliders and helicopters, he’s watched as people have reshaped the world beneath his lens. His new book, he says, is ‘intended to be both a celebration of the Earth and kind of a cautionary tale at the same time.’”

Capturing the Human Planet

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