Writing of the Haikus
“To breathe better in the spring at the beginning of deconfinement, we need to put a little poetry in our life”.
On March 16, 2020, 26 amateur and professional photographers, we decided to take daily photographs and thus bear witness to this planetary pandemic.
From the hundreds of images captured, we chose some that took the form of a Haiku.
Traditional Haiga is a Japanese visual art form, consisting of an ink painting and a short Haiku poem.
The Haiku (Haisha) photo is the modern alternative, combining a digital image to which a three-line poem is written.
The aim of Haiku is to produce a work that resonates in a different way from the photograph or the poem alone. One should not describe the content of the other, but the whole should invite deeper reflection. (as in the 15 images below).
It was Sébastien Revon, my son, who wrote these little poems in three lines.
Ecriture des Haïkus © Sébastien Revon. Excerpt from our book: “Au temps du coronavirus un collectif de photographes témoin de la vie quotidienne”. Editions L’Harmattan.