14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
A Barcelona city worker power-washing a wall, removing street art

I took a stroll through an economically struggling region in Barcelona currently undergoing gentrification. This moment brought to light the existence of cultural gentrification within a region as local artistic expressions are being washed away for the purpose of order and cleanliness. While it may be a potentially economically progressive action aimed at increasing tourists and local value, it serves as symbol of the impending death of local culture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Barcelona, Spain
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Nicolae Sadovnic