“While working on the project and getting to know the writers personally, I recognized that the mysticism and tension of the topic graffiti was blurring more and more. Somehow the process was leading to a demystification and a loss of tension of the unknown, which is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and essential parts of graffiti writing. Like Susan Sonntag wrote in her book On Photography: ‘To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.’

Burning Down the House by Norman Behrendt (4/4)

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