JR  (French, 1983) 

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JR (French, b.1983) was born in Paris, France, on February 22, 1983. The artist, who remains anonymous, addresses political conflicts through his public art projects. JR’s career began with Street Art. He explored Parisian cultural divides by posting large-scale photographs of lower class citizens in wealthy Paris neighborhoods. He expanded on this idea with Face 2 Face, a project for which he took portraits of citizens in Israel and Palestine, and then posted them on the dividing line, challenging viewers to try to determine who belonged on which side. In 2008, JR created Women are Heroes, which focused on women living in dangerous, violent areas. A few years later, in 2011, the artist won the TED prize, which allowed him to further spread the message of his Inside Out Project. The project prints, sends, and posts photographs taken by volunteers, JR, and his team. This allows people from all over the world to share images related to various different political and cultural issues.

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JR, 28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération, B11, destruction #6, Montfermeil, France

 

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28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération, B11, destruction #6, Montfermeil, France
2013

Simon Studer Art
JR, 28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération, B11, destruction #9, Montfermeil, France

 

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28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération, B11, destruction #9, Montfermeil, France
2013

Simon Studer Art
JR, 28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération, B11, destruction #3, Montfermeil, France

 

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28 Millimètres, Portrait d'une génération, B11, destruction #3, Montfermeil, France
2013

Simon Studer Art
JR, Favela

 

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Favela
2008

Mount Street Galleries
JR, Unframed, Man Ray revu par JR, "Femme aux cheveux longs, 1929", Vevey, Suisse

 

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Unframed, Man Ray revu par JR, "Femme aux cheveux longs, 1929", Vevey, Suisse
2010

Simon Studer Art
JR, Unframed, Grottaglie, Tchernobyl, Italie

 

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Unframed, Grottaglie, Tchernobyl, Italie
2010

Simon Studer Art
JR, The Wrinkles of the City, La Havana, Rolando Jimenez Briganti, Cuba

 

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The Wrinkles of the City, La Havana, Rolando Jimenez Briganti, Cuba
2012

Simon Studer Art
JR, The Wrinkles of the City Los Angeles, Jim Budman, Venice, USA

 

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The Wrinkles of the City Los Angeles, Jim Budman, Venice, USA
2011

Simon Studer Art
JR, Unframed, "Robert Capa revu par JR, Troupes Américaines durant la bataille de Leipzig", Vevey, Suisse

 

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Unframed, "Robert Capa revu par JR, Troupes Américaines durant la bataille de Leipzig", Vevey, Suisse
2010

Simon Studer Art
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JR, Wrinkles of the city (Marino Saura Oton), Cartagena, Spain

 

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Wrinkles of the city (Marino Saura Oton), Cartagena, Spain, 2008
photograph laid on wood

 

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JR, Ladj Ly, Montfermeil, Les Bosquets

 

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Ladj Ly, Montfermeil, Les Bosquets, 2006
photograph on canvas

 

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JR, Women are heroes-Pont Louis-Philippe, Paris

 

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Women are heroes-Pont Louis-Philippe, Paris, 2009
color lithograph

 

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1983   Born in France
2011   Winner of the american fondation TED award