BOGOTÁ, CUNDINAMARCA, COLOMBIA
AS SEEN ON THE GUARDIAN.
A woman walks past a mural by Colombian street artist Guache, who is known for combining ancestral imagery with geometric patterns and shapes. His vibrant work can be found all throughout Bogotá.
“There has been a huge outpour of public support and recognition for this new medium of cultural expression.”
The street art movement in Bogotá began just six years ago, upon the tragic death of young graffiti artist Diego Felipe Becerra, who was shot by police. Since then there has been a huge outpour of public support and recognition for this new medium of cultural expression, one that coexists alongside traditional oil paintings and sculptures.
This photograph was taken in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia - a historic, yet youthful, eclectic district full of energy and colorful street art that reminds us so much our neighborhood in SF. Fitting, since this was our last city in South America before we began our journey back home.