Public Wall Writing in Philadelphia

In 2006 Megawords published its first book entitled Public Wall Writing in Philadelphia. Public Wall Writing in Philadelphia is a book of photographs chronicling the history of wall writing in Philadelphia from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. Images of SEPTA stations and platforms, gang corners and roll calls, anti-graffiti propaganda and buff-men, run-down neighborhoods and the citizens that inhabited them, serve to paint a bleak yet timeless portrait of Philadelphia. Two small exhibitions were held to celebrate and promote the release of the book. One at Philadelphia’s own Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Center City, and the other at Maysles Films studio in Harlem, NYC.