007 | Slim 1ne

The city of Athens has become globally recognised as one of the leading cities of political graffiti.

The entire metropolis is one big canvas used by artists and activists, both local and international, to tell a story or send their message to the world.

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006 | Christos

He is a father and he is homeless. He is a devout Christian but also a hardcore anarchist, he is a convicted criminal, a recovering heroin user and a HIV carrier.

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005 | N17 Protests

In one of the more peaceful November 17 protests of the last few years, approximately 16,000 people marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens to commemorate a student uprising that was crushed by Greece’s military regime in 1973.

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003 | Vivien

We spotted Vivien one sunny morning while walking down Leoforos Alexandra’s, just outside the courts. His style instantly caught our attention.

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002 | Negros Tou Moria

It’s not easy being a rapper in Greece.

Only a select few MCs make a living off their art. They are usually the really commercial guys acting like Kanye West but sounding like Kool Herc while dropping a verse halfway through some cheesy Greek pop song.

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001 | Irish Tom

When Irish Tom takes aim, he rarely misses.

A former professional soldier, he now uses words instead of bullets. In a city where the truth is often written on its walls, his sharp-shooting has made him the master of political graffiti.

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