JR Is Outside In

Outside In by JR

Editor’s Note: This is an amaz­ing project. In the era when peo­ple worry about the demise and/or future of jour­nal­ism, when aca­d­e­mics ques­tion the effec­tive­ness of jour­nal­ism in a 24/7 news cycle world, there is JR, who is pro­duc­ing and pro­mot­ing another form of pho­to­jour­nal­ism and not only bring­ing his sub­jects into the com­mu­ni­ca­tion process, he is bring­ing the work done on the sub­jects back to their envi­ron­ments. Check it out:

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 or a full sta­dium. These exhi­bi­tions will be doc­u­mented, archived and view­able virtually.

INSIDE OUT is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between the artist JR, the TED Prize and you.

TED Prize Winner JR & INSIDE OUT from TED Prize on Vimeo.

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