"This image is adapted from a photo by Martha Cooper taken in the late 70's and appearing in her 2006 book 'Street Play.' Martha’s photography reminded me of growing up in Baltimore during the same period. I immediately enlarged the image to create a stencil."
Chris Stain was raised in the working class neighborhood of Highlandtown in Baltimore, MD. Having learned printmaking methods at a young age, he eventually shifted his technique toward stenciling, adapting images from photographs, and began exhibiting his work in 2000. Stain seeks to convey an authentic contemporary document that illustrates the triumph of the human spirit as experienced by those in underrepresented urban and rural environments. He lives in Queens, New York.
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