Earlier this year Gallery 788 in Hampden presented a month-long exhibit entitled Sowebo/Soweto which featured work by the preeminent and universally-beloved photographer Martha Cooper. Her photos illustrated the similarities of life in Southwest Baltimore (Sowebo) and the Southwest Townships (Soweto) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Over the past few days Baltimore artist Nether painted a mural based on one of Martha’s photos that he found particularly evocative.
Here you see his mural in various stages of development and completion; Nether adding his signature and acknowledgement of Martha; and, Nether risking life and limb for a photo. You can find this new mural on the corner of S Fulton Avenue and Eagle Street in Southwest Baltimore.
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