October 21st, 2010
J.R is the 2011 TED prize winner

J.R is the 2011 winner of the TED prize.

Having seen and posted about his work before I can see why J.R is the 2011 TED prize winner. He is an anonymous photographer and artist from Paris, and much like Banksy his work is filled with meaning. His work features the faces and life of local people in small villages and neighbourhoods across the world. He then posts these photographs very large scale around these villages, on their buildings and transport systems.

Being a Guerrilla artist he remains under the radar of the authorities. A lot of his art and designs are posted in places where the local people do not have access to art galleries. Bringing creativity and art to their neighbourhood. I would love to see some of his work closer to home, in and around Birmingham!

Check out the video and a talk with J.R on the TED web site hereĀ http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/20/meet-jr/

 

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