Bovenstaande foto heb je vast weleens gezien. Je mag geen foto’s in het openbaar ophangen. JR doet dat wel. Gelukkig maar.
JR is a young French photographer who has become a hero to many people who encounter his work. He doesn’t use his real name, because most of the work he does is illegal.
JR makes provocative black-and-white photos, and enlarges them into very large billboard size prints. Then, with a friend or two, under cover of the night, he illegally pastes these photos onto large walls in very public urban spaces.
His illegal work has been celebrated by several outlets of mainstream media, and he has been granted official, authorized exhibitions of his photographs in prominent places in Paris and Amsterdam in recent years.
lens culture deed een interview met JR, goed luistervoer: