Set Subject: Graffiti
Images Due: Monday 13 March
Competition Night: Monday 27 March
Graffiti (plural of graffito: "a graffito", but "these graffiti") are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted, sometimes illicitly, on a wall or other surface, often within public view. In modern times, paint (particularly spray paint) and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials. Graffiti writing is often seen as having become intertwined with hip hop culture and the myriad international styles derived from New York City Subway graffiti. However, there are many other instances of notable graffiti in the twentieth century including stencil graffiti. Graffiti have long appeared on building walls, in toilets, railroad carriages, subways, and bridges. Now it is time for it to appear in photographic works of art by BCG Members.
Graffiti for the purpose of this challenge could be freehand paint, marker pen or stencil or combination of any of the elements. The Graffiti Art should be a major component of the image; however as it is art in it’s own right you really need to add another element / angle to make it your own art. So a number of pieces shown in context of the location within the same image would be considered a change to make it yours. Also the adding of a person or object can change the context again making it your art.