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Jr- street art meets photography on a massive scale

October 26, 2010

Back in October 2008 we wrote about JR. Now he’s all over the media because he just picked up the TED prize– awesome news.

Here’s what we wrote back then.

JR is creating an impact in the street space with such scale and imagination that it puts advertising to shame. His massive portraits are of inhabitants of Brazilian favelas, Parisian ghettos and Palestinian towns. He’s a graffiti artist who picked up a camera and the results of his work are extraordinary. He has a show in London at the moment- the first two images are from there and the final image is from the favela project he did in Brazil. He’s work blends the best in photography with graffiti and social causes.

JR Photos

JR Photos

JR Photos

Posted by Ed Cotton

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