Daily Overview, the Earth Seen From the Space

Daily Overview, the Earth Seen From the Space
11 February, 2017

Photo Overviews composed with imagery © of DigitalGlobe, unless noted otherwise

In December 2013, Grant launched the Daily Overview project, an Instagram account that compiles satellite images of the Earth on a daily basis, inspired no less by the Overview Effect concept: a term coined in 1987 by Frank White, author of The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, when he theorized the existence of a new awareness and perception acquired by the astronauts who first saw the Earth as a small sphere immersed in space and grasped the full significance of its fragility and beauty.

This is exactly the same sensation as emerges from these numerous images which provide a different and very special vision of the Earth: crops, fruit orchards, seas, parks, deserts, and cities create geometric and architectural shapes in which man's impact on nature is unquestionable.

The Daily Overview project has grown exponentially since 2013 and since that Instagram account, which now has more than 500,000 followers, in 2016 it inspired a book launched and curated by Grant. Overview, published by Amphoto Books and Amazon's first bestseller of 2016, is a volume containing over 200 images the author has stitched together of high-resolution satellite photos from the Digital Globe archives.

For you, we have chosen some of the images from the book, shown in the gallery.

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