‘A diaspora is a large group of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have since moved out to places all over the world.’
In this topic I decided to look at a particular group who have similar personalities, thinking outside of the box in the sense of a social group forming together and sharing their unique desire. In this form I concentrated on the locations and streets full of graffiti.
I set out to take images in the streets of Shoreditch, Camden and Brick lane. Along the streets of Shoreditch and Brick lane especially I was able to identify many street art, other known as graffiti.
Some of these Graffiti’s done by specific individuals signifies their stories and meanings to specific subjects.
Here are some of my images:
These images create a sense of story, and behind each art, the artist who creates these graffiti’s has their own personality, and all artists that create these types of images shows that they are linked. They all form some sort of connection. From the way they produce some of their work. Majority of them are highly talented, they all have one thing in common which is the signature post. They all initialise their names or whatever they are other known as to identify who their work was created by.
Here’s some work that I looked at by St John Stamford which inspired me into the notion of understanding one’s culture and idolising their unique connection with one another
These images are created by particular gangs. They use their own way of communicationg, representing their culture as well as use their ‘way of art’, graffiti to offer as an indicator of gang related activities.
From my representation and understanding of Diaspora it can be visualised as a small group who have specific things in common. In this case, such as expressing their emotions understandings through this type of criminalistics art.
“A diaspora (from Greek διασπορά, “scattering, dispersion”) is a scattered population whose origin lies within a smaller geographic locale. Diaspora can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland”