December 17, 2008

Not a Tourist: Graffiti-Photo-Flickr

The path of this bit of visual communication (at least as far as I can trace it): someone paints a stencil on a wall on Ave de Mayo in Buenos Aires, and then someone else comes along with a Canon Powershot 560, shoots a photo, then goes home and posts it on Flickr. Months later, an anthropology grad student stumbles across the photo, re-posts it on his site, sending the original down yet another communicative/interpretive path.

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