STREET ART AND CRISIS: Artists and writers producing work in the streets – including tags, graffiti, murals, stickers, and other installations on walls, pavement, and signs – are in a unique position to respond quickly and effectively in a moment of crisis. Street art’s ephemeral nature serves to reveal very immediate and sometimes fleeting responses, often in a manner that can be raw and direct. At the same time, in the context of a crisis, street art also has the potential to transform urban space and foster a sustained political dialogue, reaching a wide audience and making change possible.

SUBMISSIONS: This collection of images will grow exponentially over time, just as the ongoing movement demanding change and equality takes power. Given the global scope of this archive and the extremely ephemeral nature of art and writing in the streets, crowdsourcing is essential to the expansion of this project. Have you seen works in the streets (murals, paintings on plywood, graffiti, stickers, etc) near you? Please submit information and images to the database here.

CONTACT US: Whenever possible we have included the names of artists responsible for creating these works. If you find you not credited for your work and would like to be, please let us know!

HOW TO USE THIS ARCHIVE: There are thousands of items in this collection from all around the world. You may browse a number of collections that organize the images based on several prevalent themes using "browse collections." Click on "browse map" to find images based on location, explore "browse tags," or identify images based on key words.

Images are collected in this database for educational purposes and are not intended for commercial use. Reproduction rights for all images remain with the creators/photographers.

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#Lakestreetstrong with the BLM fists in green, yellow, and blue.