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These are three examples of street art that I have documented in the last several years. When we discussed protest art and music, I went digging through my old photos to find these. I remember seeing these images and having them really resonate with me. One of the amazing things about art, especially street art, is that it makes large ideas accessible for any passersby. I think that is one reason why it is used in the act of protest so often. It leaves viewers feeling emotional, open, and vulnerable, which is when people are the most receptive to new ideas or opinions.
Street Art, Protest Art and Music, Mental Health, Social Justice
Smet, Sarah, "Street Art" (2021). HCOM 434 Weekly Response Activities. 12.