- Finalist of the Professional Photographers Competition of the Year 2011, organised by "Agence pour la Promotion de la Photographie Professionnelle en France" (APPPF) -
"Returning one day from a completely life-changing trip to the dunes of the Sahara, François-Xavier decided at the age of 41 to leave it all behind to travel the world and share his experiences through words and pictures.
Becoming by force of circumstance a trekker and photographer, poet and politically-engaged journalist, and an actor, he has since travelled thousands of kilometres to celebrate light and the beauty of wide open spaces and their peoples, and to share with us his passion for adventure and for pushing out his own boundaries and his vision of our everyday life using the image of a path.
"Living and walking are the same thing," he likes to remind us with a knowing smile, adding :
"Whoever shows the Way first has to follow it. And whether we like it or not, we keep moving forward: that's a good thing, there aren't any limits…"
From the desert dunes to the Himalayan summits, the temples of Nepal to the banks of the Niger, he goes on tirelessly exploring new paths and opening the Road…"