Status: In Stock Contact us!Author: Louis E.V. NevaerISBN: 0979966647Asin: 0979966647Publisher: Mark Batty PublisherBinding: Hardcover
Protest Graffiti Mexico: Oaxaca
Manufacturer: Mark Batty Publisher
On October 27, 2006, when Mexican police opened fire on a crowd of protesters in the city of Oaxaca, killing three people, including American journalist Brad Roland Will, the world became aware of a social conflict that at its core was about the right to an education. Within hours of these shootings, graffiti calling the region's governor a murderer was sprayed throughout the city. Unlike in other cities where graffiti is recognized as a form of public art, in Oaxaca, graffiti became a way of achieving social justice through community organization. And because teachers in Mexico are primarily women, the graffiti is very much inspired by and made by women. Shot by Elaine Sendyk in 2007, the photographs in this book depict oppression, empowerment and the messages of struggle and revolt.