Review: Cholo Writing

François Chastanet has curated an vibrant set of images of a unique LA street expression.  As I bike around LA, I’m becoming more and more interested in the graffiti and street art of LA.  Some of it is clearly people shouting to the world, but some of it looks like coded messages.  I love argot and secret languages, so it’s fascinating to get a look under the covers.

Cholo Writing is primarily a collection of photos of latino territory markings.  The work includes two excellent essays on the content and significance of the markings.  The whole thing is engaging and interesting.

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