Where the Ink Sinks In: Interview with Teen Graffiti Taggers from Curie Youth Radio

December 28, 2005 in Youthcast by Jones Franzel

Produced by: Curie Youth Radio
Licensor: Curie Youth Radio
Website: http://www.curiehs.org/curie_youth_radio

One of the teens in this piece says, "I'll die with a spray can in my hand." This set of interviews, mixed with hip hop samples, lets us hear about the adventures, motivations, and justifications of three teens who call themselves graffiti artists. The teens in this piece are not gangbangers, nor is their graffiti gang-related. They are committed to tagging as a form of artistic expression. The interviews are candid, sometimes funny, and engaging. Teenagers Jesus Alarcon, Jesus Carlin, and Rocio Vargas were the producers and interviewers for this Curie Youth Radio piece. Learn more at http://www.curiehs.org/curie_youth_radio

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