Walls and signs of politics as expressed on the walls of Oaxaca.
I particularly liked this play-on-Warhol soup can revolution graphic. Vegan revolutionary?
An iconic image of Emiliano Zapata.
The same image of Zapata, an agrarian (farm land) revolutionary, used in a broader Communist context.
Winner of the 2012 Presidential election Enrique Peña Nieto portrayed with suposición; ‘assumption’
The somewhat locally universal symbol for No Nieto.
Much suspicion has been expressed about election irregularities and fraud with the IFE election officials.
As we walked in the deserted midday streets of the small weaving town of Teotitlan (near Oaxaca del Valle), this actual IFE official election results poster drifted around our feet. It clearly shows the lack of local support for the PRI party.
Without seeing the rest of this mostly torn down poster, it evokes the ‘I Want You’ of an Uncle Sam recruiting poster of another era.
These images were in a small, very poor cafe for/by politically active young people.
¡Cuidad!Watch out for these people poster, in one of the large indoor mercados. It was hung in one of the many, many barely passable narrow aisles.
A faded commentary demanding no military service. One of the rare graffiti that I saw on older walls. Most of this kind of writing was on newer smooth walls.
Translate on your own…
I don’t know the intent of the ‘sticker’ artist, but I took the whole composition as a statement.
Not to be overly negative, there was a presence of peace related graphics as well.
A broad mixture of icons, only some of which I’ve been able to identify. Gandhi, Zapata, Che Guevera, but I have heard mixed things about who the others are. Got info?
Recycled plastic bottles Christ on the cross with Frida and Diego.
I read this display in a politically oriented cafe, art gallery, meeting center as a statement. What does it say that the time in Tibet is soooo different?
Ok. Now I’m reassured.
Statements overseen at a large student rally in the Zócalo in Mexico City. I know, I know, Cuidad de Mexico is not Oaxaca. But It is relevant, at the least, for me.
In a large display at the student rally, I saw this juxtaposition. I believe that the photographer of the original image is James Rodriguez. His site where ihe describes himself as “Independent documentary photographer and photojournalist” is well worth a look. MiMundo
While this post hints of political unrest and distress in the region, I must say that everyone we encountered was friendly, polite, and considerate of us in our travels.