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6 billion Others: Are we all chasing the same happiness? November 28, 2007

Posted by Georgete in Art, Multimedia, People, Photography, Point of view, Thoughts.

I am passionate about learning anything related to people – emotions, relationships, feelings, concerns, thoughts, interactions, behaviors, you name it. Other day I learned about the “6 billion Others,” a four-year project launched in 2003 by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (an internationally-recognized French photographer) to create a sensitive and human portrait of the planet’s inhabitants.

Over the last four years, six directors around the world interviewed people like you and me, asking the same questions about family concerns, experiences, what make us laugh, cry and what gives life meaning and the like. They want to figure out if we all are chasing the same happiness and facing the same problems.


The 6,000 interviews conducted in 65 countries will be presented to the public at a giant exhibition in Paris, in 2008. However, you can take a look at some of them already available on the “6 billion Others” website. All you need to do is to click on a portrait to see its testimony.

I’ve watched some of the interviews which deeply touched me. They made me to rethink some of my concerns, concepts, values, and see life from a different perspective. Hope you enjoy meeting some of those people as I did. Have fun! 🙂



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