Wednesday, December 17, 2008

6 billion others

yann arthus-bertrand is undertaking a fascinating project called 6 billion others. people talk honestly into a camera about various topics, like money, discrimination, lovers, nature, happiness, et cetera.

the camera angles of the people are very intimate, showing close-up head shots with great lighting. the people interviewed come from all over the world and their words are translated alongside their image. several times i listened to a few minute passage, with several people speaking on a particular topic... first time thru i read the translations, then the second time, i just listened without reading, watching their faces and listening to their sounds. i really enjoyed just listening to how the languages sound. fascinating!

its worth checking out: 6 billion others.

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