Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wall Creatures

Julien "Seth" Malland, left, is one of the members of Les Nouveaux Explorateurs, an alternative travel show on French television channel Canal+. To the right is his director and on the right is el Decertor, back on Calle Ocoña to paint some more across the stree from where he painted that incredible face.

Now we're in Barrios Altos, where Marco Sueño fixes a photograph he pasted onto the wall of a very difficult part of town. Usually the murals are well-accepted by neighbors, but when the neighbors aren't supportive it's tough, especially since these pasted photos can be so easy to destroy.

Marco, in the middle, directs a friend and assistant in pasting a new leopard, "recycler", and vulture.

Before and after by Marcos Sueño. The recycler is a common job in Lima-- they pick up whatever waste might be able to be reused and sold from around the city. The Municipality has begun to integrate them into the waste removal plan, mostly because when they work informally they often litter by opening garbage, whereas with the city, they are held by stricter sanitary code (and can make a real salary!)

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