Photo Essay: Portland Graffiti

As a follow-up to my recent post on graffiti and New York City’s High Line, I thought it appropriate to do a little exploration of the state of graffiti in my own city.  These photographs were shot during a few hours of an overcast, drizzly Sunday in Southeast and Northwest Portland.  Some pieces are more significant than others, in the context of their art.  However, I believe it all to be collectively significant in telling the story–even the visibly painted over.  Let the photos speak:

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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Photo by Audrey Alverson | Nov 2009

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2 responses to “Photo Essay: Portland Graffiti

  1. These are great shots! 🙂

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