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Birds have always been linked to the history of mankind since antiquity. They have generally found themselves involved in mysticism, religion, folklore and artistic culture of many civilizations which have passed through this planet, each one attributing to them their own meanings.

Sometimes they have been messengers or carriers of a deity, sometimes symbol of wisdom, of fear or bad luck.

For eighty million years, birds have ruled the skies, seas and earth. Each spring they fly vast distances. Each fall, they fly the same routes back. The story of migrating birds is a story of a promise: the promise to return. They fly, often thousands of miles, beset with danger for a single reason: to survive. Their migration is a fight for living.

This project is a documentary, while functioning as a good metaphor to define part of the contemporary world. Based on two basic concepts apply to humans and, therefore, in which we see ourselves as a species: migration and adaptation. Combining three personal things: my fascination about birds, my love of cold and barren landscapes and my fixation to the North.

A series of images showing the absence of birds during the winter season in Scandinavia, because of seasonal migration. Made in Sweden, reflecting how this land is hit with harshness during the winter and how everyday landscapes inevitably become snow and ice. Some groups of birds have been displayed as a sign of animal adaptation to hostile weather conditions.

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Publisher, marketer and cultural devourer, Francois’s main occupation is to read. When he does not read, he is also a big movie fan .. and reads about them. Francois curiosity about things and people are what motivates him to learn and now write.

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