Three wise monkeys from Paris
I was lucky the this Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 18:30 in The Bellevilloise, in Paris. Didier Migaud (Socialist and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the French National Assembly), Michel Rocard (ancian Prime Minister and Co-Chair of the Committee on Great Loan) and Olivier Ferrand (President of Terra Nova) debated about the Big Loan (in French "Grand Empreunt").
I wonder why the three protagonists had synchronous gestures punctuated by the rattle of the flash press photographers.
The gestural choreography of the three protagonists, Michel Rocard, Olivier Ferrand and François Bazin, evokes a memory about the Three Wise Monkeys. While I lived in Japan between 2002 and 2008, I photographed in the shrine of Nikko Tōshō-gu (Japan), three monkeys of a wooded Shinto shrine in 2004.
The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.
Photographer : Serge-Henri Bouvet
Source : http://sergebouvet.com/?p=962