#Dysturb is a group of freelance photographers, who take current international photojournalism to the streets. The primary goal of #Dysturb is to make news stories accessible to the general public. By pasting large format photographs on the walls of city hubs, #Dysturb presents photojournalism in a new, innovative way, completely independent from the restrictions of conventional news publishing channels.
Photojournalism is a universal language, and it has the power to convey important information that can challenge stereotypes, initiate discussion and raise awareness to international issues. Currently, traditional media portals are struggling to invest in this medium, consequently #Dysturb conceived the idea to integrate news stories into the urban landscape, through street art. Not only can an audience physically interact with the visible pieces, but they can also interact with them virtually, through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Founded by photojournalists Pierre Terdjman and Benjamin Girette, #Dysturb has become a global initiative, with hundreds of volunteers worldwide.
The photographs featured by #Dysturb are suitable for all age groups, do not damage property and use environmentally friendly paper and biodegradable solvent-free water-based glue.
Renown international photojournalists, such as Paolo Pellegrin, Ahsley Gilbertson, Kadir van Lohuizen, Moises Saman, Bryan Denton and Benedicte Kurzen, have contributed to #Dysturb, and their images have been featured on the streets of cities like New York, Perpignan and Paris.
(Images © Benjamin Petit)