Corona Haikus is a collaborative project that was born as a response to the lockdowns that were being imposed around the globe and to the subsequent impossibility to continue life as it had been planned. It was a response to the shock, to the fear of the unknown and to the need to create a space to be together and to feel connected.

The proposition was simple: three images and a short text on the experience of lockdown. It draws from the old Japanese poetic haiku structure.

It has been an invitation to look to the world around us with new eyes, to detect the essence and the multiple interpretations of familiar objects, nature, light, colours and even daily routines.

We wanted the project to have a wide reach and be as collaborative as possible, so it started as a Facebook group then in just a few weeks reached 1000 members from around the world who have embraced it and participated actively.

What you see in the Gallery is a selection curated by several members of the community. It represents snippets of daily life, diverse and overlapping realities of the human experience of living through a pandemic lockdown.

What you find in Curated experiences, are ways into the labyrinth of the haikus gallery that allow you to browse without getting lost, to be a flaneur and to follow someone else’s guidance if you do not want to visit alone.

Who is behind the project

Two visual haikus aficionados are behind this project. They were having so much fun creating them that they decided to share their enthusiasm for this daily practice of “re-training the eye to see”.

Sandra Tabares Duque is an international audiovisual producer of award-winning projects and films and founder of Sandelion Productions with experience in transmedia, immersive narratives and impact production. Sandra mixes up her production activities with teaching at university and doing training at international film events.

Sandra Gaudenzi is an internationally acknowledged authority in the field of interactive and immersive documentary practice. Coming from TV production, she has been consulting, mentoring, researching, lecturing, writing, speaking and blogging about interactive factual narratives for the last twenty years. She teaches at the University of Westminster in the UK.

Special thanks to

Maria Christoforou
Danielle Thibault
Tereza Stehlikova


Sandelion Productions

César Duarte



THE PROJECT: The Corona Haikus Project. It is the initiative developed by SANDELION PRODUCTIONS, Sandra Gaudenzi and Sandra Tabares Duque, aimed at recompiling photographs during the quarantine caused by the COVID 19 emergency.
THE AUTHOR: It is the person who submits the photographs to the PROJECT.
ORGANIZERS: SANDELION PRODUCTIONS, Sandra Gaudenzi and Sandra Tabares Duque.
COPYRIGHT: The set of rules that protect authors and works in the AUTHOR’s jurisdiction.



When uploading your photos to THE PROJECT group on the “Facebook” platform and our other social networks, you state and accept that:

(i) The photographs are original creations and of your own authorship.
(ii) The photographs have been taken on the occasion for the “Corona Haikus Project” and that they are not part of other works, projects or productions, in whole or in part.
(iii) The photographs have been taken with the prior and express consent of the people who appear in them.
(iv) You have copyright of the photographs according to the legislation in force in your country of residence.
(v) In case of being a minor, you have the due authorization of one of your parents or guardians to send the photographs to the “Corona Haikus Project”.



The AUTHOR grants THE ORGANIZERS a non-exclusive license use, for all territories of the world and until the photographs enter the public domain, with the purpose of carrying out the following acts in digital and analogue media:

– Reproduction, distribution and making available the photographs in THE ORGANIZER’s social media platforms, accompanied by the AUTHOR’s name, and the descriptions that THE AUTHOR makes
regarding his work and following the rules of the PROJECT’s call.
– It also authorizes the ORGANIZERS to make copies of the works for the purpose of being exhibited in museums, schools, universities and other types of cultural, journalistic, state or educational entities.
– Authorizes the ORGANIZERS to authorize the appearance of the works in printed or digital media of a cultural, journalistic, state or educational nature. Or to license, free of charge, to journalistic, cultural, news
or state media, the use of photographs in books, magazines or web pages.
– Authorizes the ORGANIZERS to use of the works in the context of daily information or news related to THE PROJECT, such as, for example and not limited to, interviews in podcasts, television, newspapers, Internet, magazines or others.
THE ORGANIZERS undertake to respect the moral rights of the AUTHORS at all times.
THE ORGANIZERS are obliged to carry out all the activities mentioned above without profit.