Wednesday, April 17, 2013

JR_French Street Photographer

I was attracted by this image which I thought absolutely cool. I wanted to know more about the artist. He's French and is name is JR. He is a story teller in most unusual ways.

 For example, in a project called Face to Face, he took photographs of people in Palestine and Israel who had the same occupations--taxi drivers, hair stylists, teachers. Then posted these images on the wall that separates the city ,trying to show that people really are very much alike.

In another case he posted large photographs of older people in Berlin who had born witness to the transformation of the city over time.

In yet other cases, he has done work called Women are Heroes to share the plight of women in some parts of the world.

Three things that appeal to me:
1. He is an artist who is making a statement with his art.
2. His art is large and in your face.
3. His art is black and white which makes the subject the study at hand.

Read more about him here:

and here:

You will be glad you did.

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