Gregoire Alessandrini has been capturing New York City via photography for decades, providing a particular style of visual commentary on street culture. Alessandrini’s collection of graffiti, street art, and mural photographs through the '80s and '90s is like a time capsule—scrolling through his blog is the equivalent of flipping through a catalogue of vintage New York City.
Particularly interesting is the timeline Alessandrini provides of the New York graffiti scene. Rough '90s throw-ups and tags along with pointed commentary on the American Dream come to light in the grit of Alessandrini's street photography. Through his images, the artists connect the dots between street art and street culture. Take a trip back in time with 25 Vintage Photographs of New York City Graffiti in the '90s.
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