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The Brian Lehrer Show

JR Inside Out: The Power of Public Street Portraits

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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.

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Studio 360

Parisian Street Artist Wins $100,000

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The TED Conference has a reputation for attracting and honoring international dignataries, prize-winning scientists, and even rock stars. Always keen to shake things up, it's giving its top honor -- the TED Prize -- to a graffiti artist. The 27-year old Parisian known publicly only as JR has been awarded the $100,000 prize.

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