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Icarus, Falling of Birds

Icarus, Falling of Birds

A Poem by Harry Thurston - Photography by Thaddeus Holownia
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On the night of September 13th, 2013, a flock of songbirds on their migratory journey south were attracted to a hundred-foot-high flare at the Canaport Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Saint John, New Brunswick. The result was tragic, with 7,500 to 10,000 birds of twenty-six species being killed by the heat. In 2015, Canaport LNG accepted full responsibility for the bird mortality and were fined $750,000 under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and the Species at Risk Act.

The photographic work comprises of 200+ individual birds that were part of the killing on September 13th.

Author: Harry Thurston
Photographer: Thaddeus Holownia 
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anchorage Press
Publishing Date: 2017
# of Pages: 36