Right now we’re inspired by 2010 TED Prize Winner JR. A self-described “photograffeur”, JR is both accomplished photographer and guerrilla street artist. Cities around the world serve as the gallery for his epic-scale black-and-white photographs; dwarfing inhabitants with images that in turn stare, tease, confront, question and laugh. From the favelas of Brazil, to walls in the Middle East, to rooftops in Africa – the true beauty of JR’s work lies in the way it reflects a message back to the community, within the community. In this video you’ll hear an interview with JR, while watching example after stunning example of his work.
The TED Prize gifts the artist with $100,000, and the opportunity to make “One Wish to Change the World” at the TED conference in February 2011. Somehow we don’t think it will be a problem at all for JR to wish as big as his work. (We can’t wait!)