Cooperative of Photography

A Photographic Fairytale About Species Extinction


Svala’s Saga is a collaborative photographic fairy tale between, Emma (daughter) Powell & Kirsten (mother) Hoving. Svala's journey is a creative way of addressing the issues of species extinction...

On a cold, gray day, Svala no longer heard the birds. They all had disappeared. She searched throughout the land, but only broken shells and empty nests remained. As winters and summers passed, Svala consulted oracles and interpreted dreams. The message was always the same: it was her destiny to rescue the birds.
 She bid farewell to home and hearth, then set out across the world on her quest. 

01 Powell Hoving Empty Nesting Ground

Empty Nesting 

02 Powell Hoving Memento Mori

Memento Mori

03 Powell Hoving Into Darkness

Into Darkness 

04 Powell Hoving Hope


05 Powell Hoving Flight


06 Powell Hoving Fallen


09 Powell Hoving Crystal Captive

Crystal Captive 

10 Powell Hoving In Haste

In Haste

11 Powell Hoving Nesting


12 Powell Hoving Sighting


You can experience the saga in full here. Emma Powell’s personal work can be found here; and Kirsten Hoving’s here

Written by Rowynn Dumont

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