In front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Power of the Internet or How I Wound Up in an Art Exhibit in Germany

Last year, I wrote a blog post, The Greece I Saw, June, 2012 in which I described my impressions of traveling in Greece during their economic crisis.  Included in that post were photographs I took of protest graffiti in Athens.  Then in June of this year I had a rather unusual comment left on my blog:

Dear Lisa,
Street Art and Protest Culture in the city of Augsburg, Germany and we are interested in showing your photo of the graffiti wall you posted on this site.

If you are interested, please mail me.

Beste regards,

Stunned that someone in Germany had read my blog and quite pleased that they wanted to use my photograph, I didn't hesitate to say yes.  For months I heard nothing more, and when I searched for information about the organization, I couldn't find anything about it.  Finally, I emailed Lisa again, asking her about what had happened with my photograph. She was kind enough to send me photos of the exhibition as well as a link to their Facebook page:  COLORREVOLUTION! Street Art und Protestkultur. It looks like the event was fascinating.  How I wish I could have been there!  I'm just grateful that I have these images of it.

Here are the photographs Lisa took.

If you have better eyesight than me, you might be able to see what it says on the plaque,  Foto:  Lisa Rizzo.

That small photograph in the corner is mine.

Once again I am awed at the power of the internet to get my work out into the world. 


  1. Marcia, I know! I was floored. Lisa

  2. Fantastic, Lisa! Love this unexpected and inspiring connection.

  3. Sandra, thank you, thank you. It was inspiring as well as unexpected. It makes me realize that throwing my work out into the world is the important part!

  4. What an amazing thing! I love this! I once blogged about watching the movie "Paper Clips," a documentary about school project involving the Holocaust -- and had two of the main people involved in the movie contact me after reading my post! It was so cool! It's all about making connections!

  5. Michelle - it is amazing. And it's great to hear about your own blogging connection. I keep remembering what Evie Shockley told us at AROHO about putting our work online. It is mind-boggling how far it can go! Thank you for reading. XOXO