We are launching an off-season of curated fine art photography in partnership with Photoclimat, a major photography festival working to raise awareness on climate change. We present 14 photographs from 3 different artists: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Namsa Leuba, and Nicolas Henry.
In this new curated season, Rhapsody is featuring three world-renowned photographers in collaboration with Photoclimat, a major photography festival that highlights social and environmental issues.
More than 65% of the earnings will be contributed to Photoclimat and different charitable NGOs dedicated to addressing climate issues.
Photoclimat was created in 2021 by Nicolas Henry and works to gather photographers around an outdoor exhibition located in the heart of Paris.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand (3 pieces), historical French photographer, filmmaker, and environmentalist, is celebrated for his work emphasizing the beauty and fragility of nature and its inhabitants. Best known for his aerial photography book "The Earth from Above", which has sold over 4.5 million copies, Yann invites us to appreciate the world and act to preserve it for future generations. His work also showcases diverse people and cultures across more than 100 countries, offering a rich portrayal of human experiences.
Yann has produced award-winning films like "Home" (2009), watched by over 600 million people, and "Human" (2015), telling compelling stories about humanity's relationship with Earth. Honored with prestigious awards, including the Legion of Honor and the UN Environment Programme's Champion of the Earth award, Yann leverages his influence to raise environmental awareness and inspire change. His work has captivated people globally, driving a positive impact on the world and the fight against climate change.
Namsa Leuba (5 pieces), Swiss-Guinean photographer and art director, uses her work to explore the intersection of African and Western cultures while challenging preconceptions and stereotypes. Through her photographs, she creates a dialogue between tradition and modernity, emphasizing the need to preserve cultural heritage.
Leuba has participated in prestigious international exhibitions, such as the Guggenheim Bilbao's "Making Africa" and Art Basel's "Focus in the Eyes." Her collaborations include campaigns for Nike, Christian Lacroix, and Dior, as well as producing key art for a Netflix series.
Her critically acclaimed book "Crossed Looks" features over 90 photographs inspired by West African visual culture, contemporary fashion, and the history of photography, offering a fresh perspective on African culture.
Nicolas Henry (6 pieces), Born in 1978 in Paris and a graduate of Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, has developed a distinctive style combining photography, sculpture, and performance art to create immersive environments. Focusing on themes like memory, nostalgia, and the passage of time, Henry incorporates vintage objects and clothing to construct elaborate sets that transport viewers to other dimensions.
Throughout his career, Henry's work has been exhibited globally in renowned galleries and museums, winning numerous awards and featuring in publications like The Guardian, The New York Times, and Vogue Italia. With his unique approach, Henry showcases the power of imagination and the art of storytelling. He also serves as director of Photoclimat.
"As an artist and a deeply engaged ecological and social activist, I believe it’s critical to raise awareness to the wider public. And photography is a powerful vessel to convey this message. I’m thrilled to be part of this ambitious endeavor with my dear fellow photographers and to donate all of my gains to such a great cause." Yann Arthus-Bertrand
"We hope to bring in more major artists to join us on this unique journey using Web3 technology and help them regain ownership of their images, playing a significant role in driving art value, while at the same time giving collectors the opportunity to address climate issues." Julien Zanet