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Mar 2 2011

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All over the world

"I wish 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."
– JR, TED2011

"On March 2, 2011, at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, JR called for the creation of a global art project - the Inside Out Project - inspired by his large‐format street “pastings.” The concept of the project is to give everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and a statement of what they stand for, with the world. IOP provides individuals and groups from all corners of the globe with a vehicle to make a statement. Anyone can participate, and is challenged to use photographic portraits to share the untold stories and images of people in their communities.

Their actions are documented, archived and exhibited online at www.insideoutproject.net. Over 100,000 posters have been sent in more than 108 countries since March 2011.

Part of the project, the Inside Out Photobooths bring the printers and the project to the street -- enabling the public to participate instantly and free of charge. Tens of thousands of portraits have been printed at Photobooths located around the world in such locations as Centre Pompidou (Paris), Les Rencontres de la Photographie (Arles), various towns in Israel and Palestine, Emirati Expressions (Abu Dhabi), and Galerie Perrotin (Paris)."

"CAN ART CHANGE THE WORLD? MAYBE WE SHOULD CHANGE THE QUESTION: CAN ART CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES?"-JR

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