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59 Rue de Rivoli

59 Rue de Rivoli - Photographer Chyna Borja

"59 Rue de Rivoli"
Location: Paris, France
Date: November 2018
Photographer: Chyna Borja
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Home Country: United States
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

In the artist’s own words: "In my final moments in Paris, I explored the city streets alone, intent on getting back to my hostel when I stumbled upon this atelier. It was 6 floors worth of artists' studios, and each one was completely distinct. Some were immaculate, all white in color, and others were chaotic as if the artist couldn't contain their own thoughts and their ideas exploded all over the studio walls. The circular stairway that sat in the middle of the building was covered in purposeful artwork and graffiti for those 6 flights of stairs. There are so many little details in the murals that go unnoticed, and I think that's reflective of the bigger picture of life: the importance of stopping to enjoy the beauty of the small things."