A striking collection of satellite images documenting human impact on the Earth – and how the Earth responds – from the creators of Overview and the Instagram sensation Daily Overview.
Change is Earth's most important and influential constant. From geological changes that take place over millennia, to the growth of civilization, to intense (and increasingly common) weather events exacerbated by a warming climate, the planet is constantly in flux. With areas viewed over various periods of time – days, months, and years – these changes become even more apparent, as does the scale and scope of human impact on Earth.
Overview: Timelapse is a compelling photographic survey of the state of change on Earth today. With human activity driving this transformation faster than ever, visible signs can now be seen across the planet. Through its 250 mesmerizing images such as sprawling cities and the patterns created by decades of deforestation, Overview: Timelapse offers a fresh perspective of change on Earth from a larger-than-life scale.
Benjamin Grant is the founder of Overview and the author of Overview: A New Perspective of Earth and Overview: Young Explorer's Edition. Daily posts from his project have both delighted and challenged his audience from around the globe since 2013. Benjamin graduated from Yale University, where he studied history and art history and rowed heavyweight crew. He lives and rides his bike in San Francisco.
Timothy Dougherty has been working at Overview since 2016, focusing on partnerships and content strategy. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he studied finance at the McDonough School of Business. Tim lives in San Francisco where he enjoys the outdoors.