In 2006, Mexican police opened fire on a crowd of protesters in Oaxaca and the world became aware of a social conflict that at its core was about the right to an education. Within hours, graffiti calling the region’s governor a murderer was sprayed throughout the city. Unlike other cities where graffiti is public art, graffiti in Oaxaca became a way of achieving social justice. Shot by Elaine Sendyk, the photographs in Protest Graffiti: Oaxaca depict oppression, empowerment and messages of struggle and revolt.
Hardcover. 160 pages.