Street Art | Graffiti, Murals, Posters, and Signs
Inside a bell at a pilgrimage site, Mingun, Myanmar/Burma
Graffiti has existed since ancient Greece and Rome. It expresses political and cultural views, and many consider it an art form.
When there are cultural and political shifts, it is sometimes possible to see the earliest indications by literally looking at the “writing on the wall.”
Posters are found in public places all over the world. They are designed to attract the attention of passers-by and entice them to purchase a particular product or service, make them aware of a political viewpoint, or attend a specific event. If suddenly it were decreed that they all must disappear, it would seem that all color had disappeared from the urban landscape, and the cities would appear a mournful gray.
- Max Gallo
Poster Studio, Mumbai/Bombay, India
Anand, Gujarat, India
Dentist’s Clinic, Ujjain, India
New York, NY
Throughout the world there have been murals on walls as long as there have been people to scratch them, paint them, etch them, carve them and make them.
New York, NY
Street art on the pavement at Seventh Avenue & Bleecker Street, New York
From the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux, France, to the ceremonial and celebratory murals of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome,
India, and Mesopotamia, the history of murals is long, rich and varied.
Los Angeles, California
Ancient murals often depicted activities in which the people of the time engaged, from religious ceremonies to
scenes of hunting and gathering for sustenance.
- Kaizaad Kotwal
Mujahid, Kabul, Afghanistan
Young men admiring Movie Poster, Pul-i-Khumri, Afghanistan
Poster Vendor, Kabul, Afghanistan
Posters are mirrors because they reflect and sometimes distort the culture and the customs of the time.
– Max Gallo
Metro Station, Paris, France
Nice piece in PhotoShelter blog: