Thousands Of Images From Space Reveal The Beauty Of A Ravaged Earth
From Fast Company
November 29, 2012 - 1:45pm
Cirque du Soleil’s Guy Laliberté--the accordionist, fire-eater, and poker player--captured these images of earth from aboard the ISS. In 2009, the founder and CEO of the Cirque du Soleil empire, Guy Laliberté, became the seventh private citizen to travel into space (yawn, I know). But he was the first to write and publish a book about the two-week orbit: a massive 300-page tome titled GAIA, which came out last year. The project has since been turned into a traveling exhibit, making its first New York stop next week at Marlborough Gallery. GAIA, as the Greek title vaguely suggests, is dedicated to water issues on earth, and how climate change is affecting humans. Over the course of 10,000 images--that’s after editing--the 53-year-old Laliberté walks us through what he saw onboard the ISS. “It became a game to me,” he told Bazaar’s M...
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