Marcelo Pimentel & Marina Bortoluzzi at Instagrafite : Wishes & Hopes for 2017



As we near the new year we’ve asked a special guest every day to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and to tell us about one photograph that best captures the year for him or her. It’s an assortment of treats for you to enjoy and contemplate as we all reflect on the year that has passed and conjure our hopes and wishes for the new year to come. It’s our way of sharing the sweetness of the season and of saying ‘Thank You’ for inspiring us throughout the year.

Marcelo Pimentel and Marina Bortoluzzi are the couple behind the wildly successful Instagram account called Instagrafite where they post events and artworks sent to them by Street Artists, curators and festivals around the world as well as their own photos. With an omnibus collection of skills and experiences in effect during the last five years that touch on marketing, branding, curating and urban-cultural revitalization, Marina and Marcelo have a unique perspective that very few can claim on the Street Art scene today.

Location: Ilha do Combu, Belém, Pará, Brasil during #StreetRiver project
January 2016
Photo by @instagrafite

We love this picture by two reasons:

First, it reminds us that mural festivals are much more than walls. They impact and transform, we hope positively, cities and most of all, people. So for us the community is what really matters; the community of a local village or our community of art.

Secondly, the picture represents what we believe at Instagrafite and what we want still for our years to come, including 2017:

To always see the world through the eyes of a child where nothing is impossible and everything can come true!