by Ann Atwood
The Haiku Foundation honors the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist is Ann Atwood.
Despite a successful career as a photographer, poet and children’s writer, remarkably little is known of Ann Atwood. We know she was a native Californian, published her first book in 1969, and had a string of successful photo books published by Charles Scribner’s Sons through the 1970s and ’80s. But I have been unable to find even a single photograph of Atwood — I suppose she was always on the other side of the camera — and the image above is not intended as a likeness but as an homage, by the artist and blogger Marcy Erb. (If anyone has any information about Ann Atwood we would be most grateful if you shared it with us.)