Graffiti Artist Banksy Hits the Middle East

Ever since my friend Ian was forced to attend ‘gang counseling’ for his work around Indianapolis, I’ve respected the cultural tightrope that graffiti artists walk. Tagging walls incessantly with scribbled initials and symbols is one thing, but thought-provoking social graffiti is another.

Graffiti artist Banksy took his vacation, and craft, to the Palestinian side of the Israel’s infamous separation wall. His inspired pieces offer a glimpse into the power of positive social graffiti – plus they’re just so cool.

Banksy in the West Bank

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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