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A walk on the darker side of paradise...

We stopped in the town of Springbok in South Africa to buy some food for the last couple of days of camping and were faced with the human problems of alcohol and drug abuse which are serious issues. All along the street local kids had painted these grafitti murals as part of a community campaign aginst these problems.

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    • # Pete

      In our rural areas unemployment is a big issue and what little money people get is used to buy alcohol and drugs. helps to forget heir plight
      Great collage

      2008.11.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Redro

      It's a strange combination of joyful colours and sombre messages. I like the presentation of the 4 segments together, the last one piece is even more interesting because of the detail of the fence.

      2008.11.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kerry

      Wow - these are great!! It's sad that they exist because of the problem... but it's a great way to communicate the issue to the people it is obviously most effecting (youth). Thanks for sharing these...

      2008.11.05 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Viktorija

      because of vivid colors and contrastingly naive words those pictures on the wall look suggestive (I remember #1 - saw it on jpgmag). but I don't believe someone has ever stopped to use alcohol just because of graffiti.

      have you ever done any graffiti?

      2008.11.05 Edited Reply Cancel