C215 in the Jewish Ghetto
I shot this stencil by the French artist C215 in the Jewish Ghetto a few weeks ago. You’ll find a lot of his works, pretty much portraits, in this area of Rome. I found this really interesting interview with him online where he talks about the fact that most of his portraits are of refugees and homeless people and that he hopes his works will force people to observe more and call attention to their plight. It was interesting to me that he spoke about wishing people would take the time to observe. This is something that I’ve heard a lot of street artists speak about when asked and it’s actually something that I try to do often with my pictures. To slow people down and hope that they take the time to observe their environment.