Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project created by the street artist JR, who is the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. The project is an affirmation of one of the fundamental goals of documentary photography, which is to make the invisible visible; to document the stories and people who otherwise are not being heard. The project also reminds us that we, photographers and otherwise, need to remain engaged with our communities.
• Eyes of Truth | Athens, Greece | 2011
• Be the Change | Global Action |2012
Alamata. Ethiopia | Athens. Greece | Austin, Texas. USA | Boggabri, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Woodford. Australia | Aveiro. Portugal | Bandung. Indonesia | Casablanca. Morocco | El Paso, Texas. USA| Campeche, DF, Juarez, Leon, Merida. Mexico | Lima. Peru | Madrid. Spain | | Mulhouse. France | Nicosia. Cyprus | New York, New York. USA | Santiago. Chile | Seoul. South Korea | Tunis. Tunisia
*Be the Change x Global Citizen Festival | New York City | 2013
• Youth Action | Athens, Greece | 2013