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DC Graffiti

These images of graffiti in the nation’s capital were originally social media posts taken by Anthony J. Rivera back when he interned for TNS Managing Editor Matt Laslo. Once he moved to the Washington Post, Anthony wrote about D.C. native Asad Walker’s evolution from a street artist into a beloved art teacher. That story can be found here.

Before joining the Washington Post, Anthony did time as a radio man on Capitol Hill as an off-air reporter and audio producer for the Laslo Congressional Bureau for National Public Radio. He's covered politics for a variety of local NPR-members stations. His full bio is here.

Love this #jah. #dcgraffiti #livebythebomb
While reporting for my new story about Asad Walker, his friend and employer Mazi Mutafa of Words Beats & Life told me: “[Graffiti] gave him an opportunity to literally build his own identity.” The tag below has been running on that wall for at least 2 decades.‬
Only got a couple of shot from the Edgewood mural jam yesterday including this one. #dcgraffiti #dcstreetart #livebythebomb
Look around a bit and you'll still find #dabs. #dcgraffiti #livebythebomb
#jah got that hand tho. #dcgraffiti
#ocho & #kuthe, just beyond reach. #dcgraffiti
Sometimes you find little treasures that are almost hidden away like fossils. #dcgraffiti #livebythebomb #dabs
My old friend. #stevencummings. #dcwheatpaste #dcgraffiti #livebythebomb
#gourmet at its finest. #dcgraffiti #livebythebomb
ICYMI you can catch my latest story about Asad Walker in Apple News Best Reads‬ https://apple.news/A5Xnb4CsvQH-uLESNufIqGg‬

Before joining the Washington Post, Anthony did time as a radio man on Capitol Hill as an off-air reporter and audio producer for the Laslo Congressional Bureau for National Public Radio. He's covered politics for a variety of local NPR-members stations. His full bio is here.

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