There are some of us at Streamtime that have a bit of a crush on JR. You see JR is an artist who owns the biggest art gallery in the world. He’s responsible for amazing projects like Face 2 Face in Israel and Palestine, Wrinkles of the City in Cuba and Women are Heroes in Brazil. He’s a photographer, a film maker, and the man has even done a Ballet!
While all of his work could be considered inspiring, what really stands out for me is the Inside Out Project. In 2011 JR won the TED Prize and with it he created the people’s art project. He said, “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.” And just like that, the Inside Out Project was born.
Here JR outlines his plans for the Inside Out Project at TED 2011.
The project has been a huge success worldwide, with people taking up the challenge in places like Tunisia, Taiwan, Nepal and the North Pole. HBO have even made a documentary about it.
JR is someone that’s taken what he loves doing and used that to make a difference. He’s not only shared his incredible talent with the world but he’s encouraged the world to join him and that to me is pretty inspirational.
If you want to be inspired daily by this man, I recommend you follow him on instagram, you won’t be disappointed.