Mattias at COP-21

By preserving and respecting the remaining beauty on this planet we actually secure long term sustainable success for mankind! The only safe path ahead is to love and enjoy nature in a more thoughtful way anchored in science and "common sense"!

Mattias is right now in Paris at Cop 21 to talk about this together with his friend Professor Johan Rockström.

Also check out their book Big World Small Planet.

Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum.

Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum.

Nominated "Greatest cultural profile in modern time" in home town of Uppsala

Mattias has been nominated by the Swedish local news paper in his home town as the greatest cultural profile in Uppsala in modern time! 

"I'm probably not the only one fascinated by his "cool pictures", if I may express myself a little bit sloppy. Isn’t there an outstanding wow-effect about his, sometimes verging on the surreal, photos of reality? He manages to bring us viewers so incredibly close to animals and environments that most of us never have had the chance to experience in real life.”
(Jens Pettersson, Uppsala Nya Tidning, 19 November 2015)

Read more and vote for Mattias here!

Photo: Staffan Claesson

Photo: Staffan Claesson

Mattias at Fotomässan!

Don’t miss Mattias at Fotomässan (The Photo Fair in Stockholm) tomorrow! At 12.30 he will be interviewed by the Swedish magazine Kamera & Bild in their live studio and at 13.15 he will be giving a lecture on the big stage. After the lecture Mattias will be signing his and Prof. Johan Rockströms new book “ Big World Small Planet” in Nikon's booth.

If you don’t have the opportunity to come, you can tune in at 12.30 to watch the live interview with Mattias online here (only in Swedish).

Buy your tickets to Fotomässan (The Photo Fair in Stockholm) here.

BWSP in The New York Times!

Today The New York Times published an article by Thomas L. Friedman called “Stuff Happens to the Environment, Like Climate Change”. In this political article, with climate change as main topic, the author is strongly recommending reading our latest book “Big World Small Planet”!

“If you have time to read one book on this subject, I highly recommend the new 'Big World, Small Planet', by Johan Rockstrom, director of the Stockholm Resilience Center, and Mattias Klum, whose stunning photographs of ecosystem disruptions reinforce the urgency of the moment.” (Thomas L. Friedman 2015, New York Times) 

Read the full article here!

Buy the book here!


Big World Small Planet featured in Washington Post!

Today Washington Post did a beautiful coverage of Johan Rockström's and Mattias new book "Big World Small Planet". The book was released Sept. 22 by Yale University Press.

"By embracing a “deep mind-shift,” Rockström and Klum have set out to demonstrate how humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values and take on the essential role of planetary steward through magnificent photos of the Earth’s land, sea and animals." By Nicole Crowder, Washington Post.

Read the article here! 

New exhibition at Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport!

Mattias Klum's new exhibition at Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport is a tribute to two great ape species having a special place in Mattias’ heart: mountain gorillas and orangutans. In two separate corridors on the thirteenth floor, guests and other interested visitors can explore these enchanted rain forests and become acquainted with these majestic animals. With this exhibition Klum wants to shed light on the importance of the rain forests, from Asia to Africa, with all its inhabitants.

Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport
Tornvägen 2
190 45 Stockholm Arlanda , Sverige

Travel directions click here!

New Book!

Big World Small Planet- Abundance within Planetary Boundaries

September 22 Yale University Press will publish the English version of prof. Johan Rockström’s and Mattias’ book Big World Small Planet - Abundance within Planetary Boundaries.

“In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity’s future. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a “good Anthropocene.” By embracing a deep mind-shift, humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values, and take on the essential role of planetary steward. With eloquence and profound optimism, Rockström and Klum envision a future of abundance within planetary boundaries—a revolutionary future that is at once necessary, possible, and sustainable for coming generations.”

—Yale University Press

“Through compelling science and inspiring photography Big World, Small Planet achieves the mind-shift space travelers experience when looking at Earth from space: we, humanity, need to become responsible stewards of our small planet. This book is all you need for heart and brain to be convinced of the virtue of a transformation to a world that thrives within planetary boundaries.”

—Richard Branson, Virgin Group

“Our future hangs in the balance. We are inflicting grave damage on Planet Earth, and if we carry on with ‘business as usual’ we may reach the point of no return—when ecosystems collapse and more and more species become extinct. There is hope if only we can bridge the gap between the clever human brain and the compassionate human heart and act now. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum lead the way with scientific clarity, powerful storytelling, and inspiring and award-winning photography.”

—Dr. Jane Goodall

Read more about the book here!

Buy the Swedish version from Maxström here!

Visit Big World Small Planet's official webpage!

World Water Week

As many of you might already know, World Water Week's activities are approaching. As a kick-off for this important week, Mattias will give a lecture this Sunday 23/8-15. In a visionary presentation, he will through the lens of this year’s theme “Water for Development”, share his experiences from around the world in images. 

This event will be open to the public.

Click here to go to the event!

Click here to get additional information about the event and for ticket information!

Världar av Liv at Malmö Arena!

Tomorrow Mattias will inaugurate his latest exhibition “Världar av Liv” by giving a seminar at Malmö Arena! “The exhibition describes the earth's beauty, but also its fragility and will be a powerful statement in the environmental debate. "Världar av Liv” will be one of the largest exhibitions ever made with Mattias Klum's world-famous photographs, and will also contain photos never shown in public venues before.“- Malmö Arena

Buy your tickets to the grand opening/seminar here!

Read more here (Only in Swedish)

"Big World Small Planet" in The Guardian!

Read about Mattias and Prof. Johan Rockström’s new book “Big World Small Planet” in The Guardian!

“Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reveal the current state of nine planetary boundaries, including freshwater use, land-system change and climate change in a new book Big World Small Planet” - The Guardian

Read the full article “We have three chances to change the world for the better in 2015” here!

View the gallery “Pushing Earth beyond its natural limits - in pictures” here!