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Francois Maurel


The route of 10 ferries, the roads of the Impossible, Madagascar September 18 / October 17, 2022. 4000KM

Borders do not interest him. Who am I ?
François Maurel, adventurous photographer in search of the improbable.
To create is to resist, to resist is to create (Hessel Stéphane).
Adventure and photography only have meaning when sharing and remembering.
Becoming oneself could be seen as the experience of the spider weaving its web.
Suspended above the depths, we must produce links, or grasp them, in order to exist: intertwine with his companions in one way or another, out of solicitude, out of responsibility or spirituality, through the act of artistic or intellectual creation. Photographic Art has this strength, that it resists to the throes of globalization, because we are in the moment.
Share, exchange, experience yourself in front of yourself and others.
Secreting common territories, integrating into them, it is this task that no one can perform for us that also requires a certain courage.
To do this, we need to take roads, tracks, and take personal strength to be resilient.
The journey is not the most important, but the way.
Take the road, the roads of the Impossible. In Madagascar, the national roads have only the name of national.
This is how we can qualify the Vangaindrano stretch of road, (a Malagasy urban commune, capital of the Vangaindrano district, located in the eastern part of the Atsimo-Atsinanana region.) to Fort Dauphin 250 km, 4 nights and 5 days of driving at the rate of 8 hours per day. 10 bins to pass.
The Ambovombe IHOSY portion more than 400km crazy.
The coast is green, left from Antananarivo in the direction of Manakara, and then heading south east by the tracks. A multitude of rivers are to be crossed, they carry the abundant waters of the eastern escarpment of the Big Island.
It’s no less than 10 ferries that we cross, each time carrying their share of adventure and unforeseen events. The southeastern fringe of Madagascar is very isolated, an end of the world.
This trip requires suitable vehicles and above all experienced drivers capable of driving on all types of tracks. This great journey will enchant trail surveyors eager for sublime landscapes and warm encounters.

Francois Maurel


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