Is Philly #FeelingtheBern

In south Philadelphia, PA., U.S. Artists Old Broads and Disto are seen on March 9, 2016 as they work to complete a mural in support of candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Senders. The work titled “Philly the Bern” is located on the corner of 22nd St. and Catharine St, in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., USA. (Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA Press)
In south Philadelphia, PA., U.S. Artists Old Broads and Disto are seen on March 9, 2016 as they work to complete a mural in support of candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Senders. The work titled “Philly the Bern” is located on the corner of 22nd St. and Catharine St, in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., USA. (Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA Press)

While crowdfunding to cover its costs is heading to the final week the mural itself might not see the end of that campaign.

Philly.com reports recent #PhillytheBern mural in South Philadelphia violates L&I code. From the March 22 article we learn that  Philadelphia Dept. of License & Inspections considers the mural a form of advertisement rather then artistic expression.

As I visited the site, two weeks ago, street artist ‘Old Broads’ and ‘Disto’ worked hard on details like eyes, mountains and the Philly skyline. The vibrant mural featuring a two-story tall portrait of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is located at the corner of 22nd St. and Catharina Street. I payed them a visit to capture the scene and a selection of images I captured there are up on the wires at Corbis and Alamy.

Published by Bastiaan Slabbers

Independent freelance photojournalist. Philadelphia, PA based Dutch citizen. Producing multimedia content for local, national outlets and wire services. Available for assignments in Greater Philadelphia area and abroad.

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