Montier Photo Festival


Quand les arbres et la foret nous parlent , Georges Feterman et Bernard Boisson / animé par Rémy MARION


  Georges FETERMAN, or «how does the passion of trees come?» After a year of medical school, I realized...that I didn’t want to be a doctor, and decided to go to the second year of science college, to learn about chemistry, biology and geology. The «nat sciences» trigger comes from field courses, where I admired (and envied!) the knowledge of university assistants. I wanted to know as much as they did and I wanted to be very active in the flora knowledgement, as well as birds, rocks or mushrooms. This sequence ended with the achievement of a CAPES to teach natural science, and later aggregation.  As I began as a college teacher, I wanted to know everything about nature, and our country lends itself to this bulimia. I had my «ornitho» periods, then that of orchids, then the passion of the landscapes of France. Simultaneously, I accompanied groups «on the ground», and gave lessons at the Open University of Paris VII. It was then possible to translate this desire to communicate my discoveries, through the book. There followed books on the landscapes of France, on remarkable trees, then books for children and others presenting some walks in Paris. These passions never left me, and I still have a new book in project. As for the trees, they occupy a large part of my life, especially as President of the "ARBRES" association . They make me constantly discover their secrets, but also some territories from France where I might never have been and especially great people, everywhere. These meetings are a powerful fuel of my activity, and a constant happiness. All this time, I’ve had the chance to ... become a grandfather 4 times, and my next project is to take my whole family to meet the animals of Kenya.   A wildlife photographer-artist, Bernard Boisson became a writer, lecturer, audiovisual director, journalist, generally more present in the free media than in others. In his career, he was mainly interested in the perceptions of nature little or not integrated by our culture. He developed the notion of «Primordialité» to highlight the importance of preserving spaces without the slightest human footprint in order to get us out of man’s psychological conditioning on man, to revive many parts missing in our sensitivity, and to think differently the line of our progress so that our society is immediately a vector of equilibria, in itself as with all that surrounds it. His approach is by his essentially poetic sensibility and by his essentially philosophical thought, while remaining without denominational or partisan affiliation. He does not see himself as an environmentalist making art, but rather as an artist entering the field of ecology to restore vitality to our earthly roots, to restore vitality in our most intimate point of resonance with the first forces of the world. His approach is part of an interdisciplinary opening, as much as he is convinced that a society will never be able to agree to ecosystems, to the biosphere where everything is deeply interrelated and evolutionary, if it is not in itself.even strongly inhabited by a dynamic of interdisciplinarity and maturation combined. Moreover, when the aspiration is to connect with each other at the very level where we can connect with the primary essence of the world, it is more of transdisciplinarity that it is important to speak rather than interdisciplinarity…  


   Samedi 20 novembre 2021



We seem to discover the trees and the forest, and yet they sheltered us, heated us, fed us. The complexity of trees and their associations within forests represent an essential part of humanity and of our civilizations.

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