The Word Is Yours Festival took place in Amman, Jordan on October 2nd and 3rd 2015. The event was Jordan’s first urban culture festival combining street artists, skateboarders, hip-hop artists and break-dancers. Participants came from across the region and beyond to share their skills, showcase their art and promote street culture. Ten graffiti and street artists came together from Jordan, Palestine, Germany and UAE to paint walls and run workshops engaging the community in the creation of public art.
Participating artists include Herakut (Germany), Suhbaib (Jordan/Palestine), Wize One (Jordan), Tight Ray (Jordan), Yara Hindawi (Jordan), FATS (UAE), Suheil Baqaeen (Jordan), Sardine (Jordan), DEEV (Jordan) and Ali Almasri (Jordan). Finding quality spray paint is difficult for artists in Jordan as few companies distribute in the country and conflict in the region create obstacles to importing from neighboring countries, thus it was an amazing opportunity for artists to have easy access to Montana cans and markers.
Photography by Samantha Robison