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Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Egyptian Graffiti and Gender Politics: An Interview with Soraya Morayef

Mickey Mouse is pulling apart a bomb: inside is the torso of George W. Bush, and they’re both looking perfectly happy about the whole thing. Soraya Morayef is taking a photo of the wall where these figures are painted, on a busy street in downtown Cairo, when a man walks up to her and asks

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Art and assassination in Angola

Benguela-based human rights group, OMUNGA, attracted international attention last year when it sponsored an international festival of urban art and culture. Organized by a group of Angolan artists and social activists, “Okupapala” was launched as an effort...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

My favorite photographs N°2: Scott Williams

South African photographer Scott Williams is the second guest in our new weekly series. He has, he says, masqueraded as a freelance photographer during his lunchtimes and after-hours for some eight years. “I love to document the...

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Banksy in Mali

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Sign Language

I spotted this crude graffiti on a wall of a part-construction site on 12th Street in Manhattan, between 5th Avenue and University Place, a few blocks away from my office. I don’t get it.