A Colombian warehouse worker transports packages in front of the abandoned factory wall, covered in painted graffiti artworks, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian warehouse worker transports packages in front of the abandoned factory wall, covered in painted graffiti artworks, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian businessman walks in front of a graffiti stencil artwork, created by an artist named Stinkfish, in Chapinero, Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian businessman walks in front of a graffiti stencil artwork, created by an artist named Stinkfish, in Chapinero, Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian woman passes in front of steel hoarding panels, covered in random scrawls and territory tags, in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian woman passes in front of steel hoarding panels, covered in random scrawls and territory tags, in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian girl walks around a street corner, covered in colorful graffiti artwork and posters, in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia. A Colombian girl walks around a street corner, covered in colorful graffiti artwork and posters, in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia.
A Colombian street painter passes in front of a graffiti artwork, depicting the equality & liberation themes, created by an artist named Guache in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian street painter passes in front of a graffiti artwork, depicting the equality & liberation themes, created by an artist named Guache in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.
Bogotá pedestrians walk around the street corner, covered in random scrawls and territory tags, in Santa Fé, Bogotá, Colombia. Bogotá pedestrians walk around the street corner, covered in random scrawls and territory tags, in Santa Fé, Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian girl walks in front of a mural artwork in Germania, Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian girl walks in front of a mural artwork in Germania, Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian businessman walks in front of a stencil artwork, reading “Fight for your right”, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian businessman walks in front of a stencil artwork, reading “Fight for your right”, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian street vendor walks around a street corner, covered in colorful graffiti artwork and posters, in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia. A Colombian street vendor walks around a street corner, covered in colorful graffiti artwork and posters, in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia.
A Colombian man drinks coffee and smokes in front of a parking site wall, covered in territory tags, in Germania, Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian man drinks coffee and smokes in front of a parking site wall, covered in territory tags, in Germania, Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian drug addict smokes ‘bazuco’ (raw cocaine paste) in front the wall, covered in graffiti artwork in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian drug addict smokes ‘bazuco’ (raw cocaine paste) in front the wall, covered in graffiti artwork in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.
Bogotá motorcyclists drive along a large mural artwork, created on the highway retaining walls, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. Bogotá motorcyclists drive along a large mural artwork, created on the highway retaining walls, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian baby girl jumps in front of a graffiti artwork, created by artists named Stinkfish & Zas, in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian baby girl jumps in front of a graffiti artwork, created by artists named Stinkfish & Zas, in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian man reads a message in front of a large graffiti artwork, created by artists named Jade & Vertigo Graffiti & MDCREW, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian man reads a message in front of a large graffiti artwork, created by artists named Jade & Vertigo Graffiti & MDCREW, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.
A Colombian street vendor stands in front of a graffiti artwork, created by an artist named Stinkfish, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia. A Colombian street vendor stands in front of a graffiti artwork, created by an artist named Stinkfish, in the center of Bogotá, Colombia.

Street art & People in Bogotá

Bogotá, Colombia – February - March 2016

A social environment full of violence and inequality (making the street art an authentic form of expression), with a surprisingly liberal approach to the street art from Bogotá authorities, have given a rise to one of the most exciting and unique urban art scenes in the world. While it’s technically not illegal to scrawl on Bogotá’s walls, artists may take their time and paint in broad daylight, covering the walls of Bogotá not only in territory tags and primitive scrawls but in large, elaborate artworks with strong artistic style and concept. Bogotá has become an open-air gallery of contemporary street art.

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