JR Inside Out: The Power of Public Street Portraits

The artist "JR" is known for his large-scale close-up photo portraits, plastered on walls around the world from Times Square to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Now he's launched "Inside Out," a project that allows participants from around the world to make their own street portraits. JR discusses the project, made possible by the TED prize, and the new documentary about his work, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

→ Screening: Inside Out: The People’s Art Project airs May 20th at 9pm ET/PT on HBO. More Information

Inside Out: Save the Arctic (North Pole)
Inside Out: Save the Arctic (North Pole) ( Courtesy Inside Out: The People's Art Project )
Inside Out: Soldiers Smiling for Justice (Yerevan, Armenia)
Inside Out: Soldiers Smiling for Justice (Yerevan, Armenia) ( Courtesy Inside Out: The People's Art Project )
Inside Out: Belgrade
Inside Out: Belgrade ( Courtesy Inside Out: The People's Art Project )
Inside Out: Caracas
Inside Out: Caracas ( Courtesy Inside Out: The People's Art Project )
The artist JR (and Robert DeNiro) at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of "Inside Out"
The artist JR (and Robert DeNiro) at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of "Inside Out" ( Getty Images for HBO )
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