JR is a self-proclaimed "photograffeur" (a photographer and graffiti artist), and his large-scale works of photography have graced walls all over the world, including the Separation Wall between Israeli and Palestinian territory. His latest work is 'The Wrinkles Of The City: La Havana', and it features portraits of Cuban senior citizens pasted on walls in Havana. It was created in collaboration with Cuban-American artist José Parlá.
JR has already created three other 'The Wrinkles Of The City' campaigns -in Cartagena, Spain, Shanghai, China and Los Angeles, California - but this is the first time he has collaborated with another artist on the project. In Havana, Parlá added distinctive markings to many of the pasted photographs. Check out a selection of images from Havana below:
Here's the latest TED Talk JR gave, discussing his 'Inside Out' project. He won the TED Prize for 2011, which includes the opportunity to make 'One Wish To Change The World'. JR's wish was "for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we'll turn the world...INSIDE OUT". He asked people to send him their own pictures, and he turned them into large prints and mailed them back, so that the photographers could paste them on walls in their own communities:
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