Monday, July 18, 2011


 As many know, JR is a street artist who was awarded the $100,000 TED Prize. Take a few moments and watch his TED talk -- it will be well worth your time, and probably make your day.

Now that you know what he's doing with his prize money, here's the link to how the INSIDE OUT Project is going. I so admire his unflagging anarchic energy that is focused on rallying our sense of purpose in being human, together, in this insane world.

The work he was given the award for:

Slums of Rio de Janeiro
 Because his vision is all-embracing by nature, he's made his work reach out into the world further than anyone I can think of.

Wall between Israel and Palestine: portraits of Israelis and Palestinians.

Rooftops of Kenyan slums; vinyl material keeps roofs from leaking.

 Here are images from the movie trailer about the Inside Out Project:

"INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and viewable virtually on

"INSIDE OUT is a collaboration between the artist JR and you."

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