1 oct
2019 - 16
jul 2020
Luxembourg, Lycée Athénée
Luxembourg, Lycée Classique Diekirch
Lënster Lycée, Luxembourg
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UPDATE: Please note that due to health and security measures linked to the Coronavirus outbreak, this event has been put on hold

The EIB, in partnership with the Luxembourg Ministry of Education, presents a selection of stunning, precious and shocking photos by French photographers Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Philippe Bourseiller. First displayed at the EIB’s premises in 2018, this exhibition will be open to local students and the public in Luxembourg.

The aim of this collaboration is to turn these unique photos into teaching tools for young generations to spark debate on important topics such as the environment, natural resources and climate change.

Teachers throughout the country are invited to visit the exhibition with their classes. To this end the SCRIPT (Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l'Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques) has prepared a full range of didactic material. 

Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s and Philippe Bourseiller’s complete On water-Sur l’eau digital photo gallery is available here.

The On water essay by Yann Arthus-Bertrand is part of the Big Ideas essay series published by the European Investment Bank.

Lycée Athénée de Luxembourg

  • Address: 24 Boulevard Pierre Dupong, 1430 Luxembourg
  • Phone: (+352) 44 02 49 1
  • Teachers and students: from 1.10.2019 to12.12.2019
  • Public visits (Saturdays only): from 1.10.2019 to 05.12.2019 9 am-12 noon *

* Special opening hours during the All Saints’ week: the Athénée will be open 8 am - 4 pm (Monday-Thursday). The school will be closed on Friday and Saturday.

Lycée Classique Diekirch

  • Address: 32 Avenue de la Gare, 9233 Diekirch
  • Phone: (+352) 26 80 72 10
  • Teachers and students: from 17.12.2019 to 4.04.2020
  • Public visits: COMING SOON

Lënster Lycée

  • Address: 2 rue Victor Ferrant, 6122 Junglinster
  • Phone: (+352) 27 69 63 1
  • Teachers and students: from 20.4.2020 to 16.07.2020
  • Public visits: COMING SOON
 ©Quentin Jumeaucourt
©Quentin Jumeaucourt

Yann Arthus-Bertrand has always had a passion for nature and animals. At the age of 20, he settled in central France and became the director of a nature reserve. At 30, he and his wife Anne carried out a study on lions in the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. As a hot-air balloon pilot, Arthus-Bertrand found his calling using aerial images to bear witness to the beauty of the earth and humanity’s impact on it. He has achieved worldwide acclaim with his projects “Earth from Above” and “7 Billion Others”, films “HOME”, “HUMAN” and “WOMAN”, and his GoodPlanet Foundation.

 ©DR
©DR

Philippe Bourseiller has been exploring the earth’s great natural spaces for almost 40 years, focusing on volcanoes, glaciers, forests, deserts and water. Bourseiller, who works in extreme environments, is also a mountaineer, potholer and diver. A widely published master of lighting, colour and composition, Bourseiller is the only person to have been awarded the prestigious World Press prize five times, and has won the Visa d’or at the International Festival of Perpignan. He has published 25 books translated into several languages and hundreds of his photos are exhibited in museums. He has had several major exhibitions in France and across Europe.