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Graffiti
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Copyright: Musa M Ali (mamcg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10630)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2020-05-12
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 2500
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-05-13 9:31
Viewed: 49
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Derived from the Italian word graffio (“scratch”), graffiti (“incised inscriptions,” plural but often used as singular) has a long history. For example, markings have been found in ancient Roman ruins, in the remains of the Mayan city of Tikal in Central America, on rocks in Spain dating to the 16th century, and in medieval English churches. During the 20th century, graffiti in the United States and Europe was closely associated with gangs, who used it for a variety of purposes: for identifying or claiming territory, for memorializing dead gang members in an informal “obituary,” for boasting about acts (e.g., crimes) committed by gang members, and for challenging rival gangs as a prelude to violent confrontations. Graffiti was particularly prominent in major urban centres throughout the world, especially in the United States and Europe; common targets were subways, billboards, and walls. In the 1990s there emerged a new form of graffiti, known as “tagging,” which entailed the repeated use of a single symbol or series of symbols to mark territory. In order to attract the most attention possible, this type of graffiti usually appeared in strategically or centrally located neighbourhoods. graffiti


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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 913 W: 122 N: 48] (329)
  • [2020-05-13 15:11]

I like it. I like tha hand prints.

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