ABOVE magazine: 'Beauty Will Save the World'

Jan 30, 2010, 09:00 ET from ABOVE magazine

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to raising awareness of the planet's endangered beauty and resources, the new issue of ABOVE magazine goes on shelf next week in the United States.

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This issue features cover and new artwork by the legendary American photographer and adventurer Peter Beard. This stunning and quintessentially personal portfolio features Beard's archival and iconic images of African wildlife juxtaposed with Hollywood star Eva Mendes, whom Beard shot in New York exclusively for ABOVE.

"Our goal is to become the destination publication for information and, I hope, inspiration about how to save beauty and preserve the environment on both collective and individual levels," said Nicolas Rachline, ABOVE's publisher and editor-in-chief.

As part of the issue, Tierney Gearon travelled to the San Juan Islands to capture magnificent images of fishermen using reef nets to catch wild salmon, one of the few sustainable and ethical kinds of fishing you can do. A companion piece by marine biologist Alexandra Morton shows the other side of the salmon story -- how these magnificent fish we all love to eat vanish from their wild habitat when they are imprudently "farmed" in sea pens. Claire Nouvian, ABOVE's marine conservation editor, closes the issue with her expert take on overfishing, looking at two new films about our endangered seas: Charles Clover's The End of the Line and Jacques Perrin's Oceans.

Ted Turner, the largest private landowner in North America and conservationist extraordinaire, shares his views on the environment, and sits still for photographer Gilles Bensimon, who travelled to Atlanta to photograph Turner (on the run, as always) in the company of his daughter Laura, who happens to be an active and ardent environmental activist.

And then we have an eco-conversation between designer Tom Dixon and novelist Stephanie Theobald, and eco-fashion with ultra-cool Italia Independent's Lapo Elkann, EDUN's Ali Hewson, and entomologist and "eco-model" Summer Raynes Oakes.

ABOVE magazine is published quarterly by Centoria Limited with a cover price of $10.00. It is distributed globally by Comag, a division of Conde Nast.