Sunday, June 23, 2013

spray paint and wheat paste

All expressions of anger, resistance, peace, hope, frustration and humour that came out the hole of a spray can nozzle, have now been scrubbed off or painted over with miss-matched paint. Old stone buildings have ugly, flat grey facelifts— in some ways it looks worse than the graffiti.

I must add that the portraits of the man depicted in three of these photographs are of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey— a man who built a secular, modern nation out of the embers of a defeated Ottoman Empire.

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