Marcos Raya says that his depiction of revolutionary Che Guevara was repeatedly vandalized, which was one of the reasons he restored the mural in recent years.

Walls, viaducts, bridges and storefronts across the city serve as canvasses for artists to share their political views about war, prison reform, voting rights, self-determination and other issues. Here’s a sampling of murals from Chicago’s communities of color.

~ Photos by Max Herman

Max Herman is a freelance photographer based in Chicago.

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