Liberté, Equalité and DSK: Protest and the Street, Paris 2012

The street is, always has been, the place where those who are denied access to power have made themselves heard. In a world where virtually all our communications are mediated by technology, it shouldn’t, but does, come as a surprise to discover politically inspired street art and graffiti alive and well in Paris. Clever, direct, in your face, rude, or simply anxiety-driven scrawl—there’s a conversation going on here with the past and the passerby. And, in their blunt critique of the status quo, these graffitists talk to our times.

It’s nothing new to Paris.