Painting With Poetry

By Meera Ganapathi on 03 October, 2017

The refined and charming rhythm of Urdu is somehow so perfect for poetry. It dips and arcs in elegant curves that perfectly emote the poet's sensibilities. And the poetry itself draws images in your mind, creating characters and incidents that leave each one of us with a different interpretation, a mere reflection of what the poet meant to say.

But what are these different images?

We asked photographers to interpret a romantic, melancholic poem in Urdu and make those images in their mind tangible with a series of photographs. The result is a unique set of visuals that bring together the aforementioned melancholy but in startlingly different ways.

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