Graffiti and street art can be found nearly anywhere in the world—from the streets of Tahiti to the train yards of New York City. What was once a frowned upon art form now enjoys a much more popular acceptance and appreciation. And this week’s winning Photos of the Day showcase the kaleidoscopic chaos found in the streets and, in one instance, the story behind it.
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Lead image by Paula Gallagher Brown on Facebook. See more of Paula‘s work here.
A balancing act
Sometimes it’s the people and the place together that make a photograph interesting, as is the case with Raymond Choo’s photo. Not only did he come across a vibrant piece of art, but he also captured an equally interesting passerby. If you look closely, the figure walks out of the frame, perfectly balancing an apple atop her head.
New York, NY
Ted Meisel’s image of a wall in Brooklyn is equal parts whimsical and simultaneously…disturbing. But good art makes you feel something, and this definitely does stir up some emotion.
When graffiti first emerged, artists worked in the dead of night to avoid the authorities. While still true in some cases, there’s more freedom now—including opportunities for street and graffiti artists to be commissioned for works. Here, Michael Pancier shows the creator revealed but still mysterious.
That dog sure does look hungry with its tongue hanging out. Bruce Bain is right, Joe the roach better be on the lookout, or else.
Hey there, Detroit
Raymon Thompson documents the spirit of a city with this colorful piece that gives off both serious ’90s vibes and a powerful message of community perseverance. Plus, who doesn’t love a groovin’ boombox?
We want it now
Donald Bilski’s image is poignant for the times. Peace now and be good to your neighbor, everyone.