The Power of Story with Frans Lanting
Stories have the power to enlighten, educate, and evoke emotion in people. Few people understand this power better than Frans Lanting, one of the world’s foremost documentary photographers. In a recent interview, he shared his insight about the importance of storytelling.
For Lanting, story is all about connecting people with the environment around them, and inspiring them to become involved. He believes that the combination of a great story, the right visuals, and an emotional connection can have immense power in motivating people. According to him, stories can communicate a cause without lecturing or coercing.
Lanting is a master at weaving together words and visuals to create powerful stories. He has traveled to over 90 countries, capturing pictures that convey beauty, joy, and knowledge about the natural world. His albums, books, documentaries, and award-winning exhibition “Life: A Journey Through Time” have all been successful, thanks to the power of story.
He sees storytelling as an art form, one which everyone can benefit from. Whether it’s being used to raise awareness about an issue, document an event or share an experience – the power of story is hard to ignore. Lanting believes that the impact of a good story will often go much further than facts and figures.
Ultimately, Lanting’s message is to use stories to celebrate life and build bridges of understanding between cultures and generations. By presenting stories in compelling ways, he hopes to inspire people to become more conscious of their environment and make positive changes in the world.