A man walks in front of a closed shop shutter covered with graffiti in central Athens, Greece, on June 15, 2015. (EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS)
August 4, 2015
Street and graffiti artists have long used city spaces as a canvas for both artistic expression and creative protest. While some have earned mainstream success in galleries, others continue to use graffiti art to challenge the status quo and reclaim public spaces. How can street art change how people see and feel about their communities? Has the medium become too commercialised?