JR

JR is a photographer and street artist who takes lively close-ups of ordinary people and pastes their images large-scale in public places all around the world. As well as being visually striking, his projects provide a social commentary which has just seen him awarded with the highly regarded TED Prize.

Portrait of a Generation: portraits of suburban ‘thugs’ plastered around Paris.

Face2Face: Humourous portraits of Israelis and Palestinians are displayed side-by-side on the infamous separation barrier.

Women Are Heroes: focusing on women living in repressive areas, this project puts a human face on an oppressed group of society. This project has been turned into a film of the same name.

The Wrinkles of the City: ponders the memory of a city and its citizens.

Unframed: famous photographs are displayed in large scale.

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