Taha Muhammad Ali


Angel. Jodphur, India. 1995.
platinum-palladium print. 

When Taha Muhammad Ali speaks of poetry and words, to me, he also speaks of photography and vision. His work engulfs me. Buy his book, So What, and read ‘The Falcon’.


Poetry hides
behind the night of words
behind the clouds of hearing,
across the dark of sight,
and beyond the dusk of music
that’s hidden and revealed.
But where is it concealed?
And how could I
possibly know
when I am barely able,
by the light of day,
to find my pencil?

by Taha Muhammad Ali.