007 | Slim 1ne
006 | Christos
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.
005 | N17 Protests
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.
004 | The Kalimera Project
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.
003 | Vivien
A small post-it note on a bus stop in Athens wishing us a good day was enough to put a smile on our face and intrigued us to find out more about The Kalimera Project.
002 | Negros Tou Moria
We spotted Vivien one sunny morning while walking down Leoforos Alexandra’s, just outside the courts. His style instantly caught our attention.
001 | Irish Tom
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.
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.