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Photo Prayer / June 2016

© Danny N. Schweers 2016, Austin Sun

However much we hate graffiti, we remember the Berlin Wall. The Communist side was spotless, guarded with machine guns, while the Western side was redeemed with aerosol-sprayed symbols, words, figures, and signatures, a place where people, mostly young men not yet conformed, made their defiant marks. I would like to say the artwork was glorious, bold, and expressive. What I will say is that freedom is rarely pretty.

Photo of a bright red swash spray-painted on the white slats of a chain-link fence, American Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Photo and prayer 2016 by Danny N. Schweers


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