The country of Turkey was recently graced by a great exhibition featuring some key graffiti and street artist from around the world.
Held at the Pera Museum, the show was entitled Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art and gathered together artists from countries such as America, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, to give folks in the region a taste of the urban art form from around the globe.
Curated by Roxane Ayral, this grouping included works by distinguished icons from different generations & disciplines such as Futura, Carlos Mare, Cope2, Turbo, Wyne, JonOne, Tilt, Mist, Psyckoze, Craig Costello (aka KR), Herakut, Logan Hicks, C215, Suiko, Evol, Gaia, Tabone, Funk and No More Lies, along with photographs by documentarians & photographers Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Hugh Holland.
Check out the behind the scenes look as the artists created some site specific works for the great opening.
Traveling on a ferry between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Your Shot contributor Merve Ates noticed this composed moment, inspiring her to draw her own connections.
“The boy on the right was sitting next to me. I was listening to the screaming of the seagulls and smelling the sea air and taking several shots but also waiting for a particularly interesting moment, and suddenly I noticed the window reflection.
It seemed like the man and the boy were sitting side by side. In reality, the old man was reading the Koran, while the young boy had a worried look on his face (maybe about his future—who knows?).
Two separate lives, together in the same frame.”
Alexa Keefe is the editor of Photo of the Day, a curated look at photography around National Geographic.