Didem Doğan

Photo diary: reading the language of Bogota streets

Graffiti artists seem like vagabonds who travel from one place to another, travellers without home. They wake up at night and paint the walls, each one having a different style, they leave their signature and depart for another city. Some of them are acclaimed and highly paid artists. Kiptoe, Vera, we read the names while we walk and picture them. It is not as easy as it may seem, graffiti artists who were seen once seen as illegal activists and even shot by the police have today a more legitimate position. In Europe it’s even seen ‘bourgeois’, but here in Latin America it is still the voice of subcultures.