Supraworld

Supraworld denotes perceiving the world from above and below. Birds are throughout human culture prominent as source of food, pets and spiritual symbols. A bird`s spirit is the perfect metaphor for freedom and new perspectives. Due excessive industrialized activity since the 17th century 120–130 wild bird-species have been forever eliminated and hundreds more before ! Right now estimated 1200 more bird species are menaced with extinction. Most domesticated birds are raised for meat, eggs and feathers mainly in mechanized, legalized mass-cruelty. Since the industrial revolution we live in an epoch marked by unlimited growth and apocalyptic exploitation, dramatically threatening the ecological balance more then ever before and challenging a more sustainable paradigm shift.

You are invited to this photo-animation video and photographs to feel and to meet this  free-living birds and old trees in their ferry tale home of the Cristal Palace Park in Porto, Portugal

For the 50 th edition of Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, the BYOB competition selected to screen Supraworld. 

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Photographs printed on Hahnemühle Photorag metallic, Edition 3 + 1 Ap