Peace is Now mural in Bogota
Peace is Now mural in Bogota

Peace is Now, Peace is Ours: Bogota Street Art

For today, a pair of simple universal sentiments that can be found nearly everywhere among the hundreds of photos that are part of the Bogota Street Art survey I keep promising to deliver but have yet to finish. I can report that it’s getting closer with each passing day. 🙂

Both were taken on the busy Calle 26 just outside the city’s center, located about a mile apart.

At top, two artists work on a city-commissioned project created in conjunction with the National Museum of Memory, an institution dedicated to the memory of the millions who have died in Colombia’s internal conflicts over the past six decades, that’s located across the boulevard from this wall.

And below, a mural by Guache, whose work I’ve posted about many times –including this post about two days I spent photographing him in the field on a project– who is one of favorite muralists on the planet. It’s in his typical style: anonymous indigenous “every man” and “every woman” portrayed to exude dignity, honor and grace, painted in brilliant vivid colors.

Guache - Peace is ours
Guache – Peace is Ours!

Both, collectively the site’s 749th (!!) straight Pic du Jour and taken on 27 July and 17 June 2015 respectively, also work exceptionally well for Optimistic, this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme.

 

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