Images for the struggle

For more than 40 years, Frédéric Back has been using his films and illustrations to express the importance of living in harmony with nature. Thanks to the success of The Man Who Planted Trees and The Mighty River, his pleas on behalf of forests and the St. Lawrence River are well known. But he has also contributed his art to many other causes, including the struggles against intensive farming, sport hunting, overfishing, urban and industrial pollution, and all the other fall out from a love affair with progress measured only in profits.

Since the late 1960s, Frédéric Back has put his gift at the disposal of dozens of organizations whose values he shares. The cartoons and posters he donated have become tools for spreading information, raising awareness and motivating people to act, used by educators, activists and festivals all over the world.

The entire collection of Frédéric Back drawings and posters are posted on "Caring Together" Web site. We invite all organizations that share his vision to adapt the power of his work to support their struggle.

Organizations and events for which Frédéric Back has created artwork (selected):

  • 11th Conference on Climate Change (2005)
  • ABAT / Action Boréale Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • AHIMSA / Association humanitaire d'information et de mobilisation pour la survie des animaux
  • Amnistie Internationale
  • Artists for Peace
  • SOS Water!
  • Expo Science 1995
  • Festival Écolo de Montréal
  • Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2002
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Greenpeace
  • Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM)
  • St. Lawrence National Institute Of Ecotoxicology (SLINE)
  • Oxfam
  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
  • STOP / Society To Overcome Pollution
  • SVP / Société pour Vaincre la Pollution
  • Trees for life
  • Union paysanne
  • UQCN / Nature Québec