What if some of the most iconic images of the some of the world’s most pioneering black musicians, civil rights leaders, athletes were recreated featuring them as females instead of males?
What would they look like?
How would you respond?
Photography by Carlton Mackey
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I had the pleasure of “going up” with Miguel Mejía.
Miguel Mejía, aka “Neuzz,” is an illustrator, painter, street artist, and muralist from Mexico who characteristically references Mexican graphics throughout his work. Neuzz is working on a wall located at 384 Edgewood Ave NE, and plans to finish in the next couple days. Living Walls welcomes the public to stop by, observe or even participate in the process. I took them up on their offer.
“Living Walls seeks to promote, educate, and change perspectives toward public space in our communities via street art.”
Living Walls, The City Speaks, is an annual conference on street art and urbanism that began in August 2010 in the city of Atlanta. Along with changing the urban landscape, the Living Walls conference set out to highlight a number of problems facing the city. Living Walls did not just showcase art, but also built a platform for much-needed dialogue in the city.
Photo taken 05/06/12 by Carlton Mackey