“Women Are Heroes” Artist Wins TED Prize

October 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm Leave a comment

From this year’s TED Prize announcement:

“We’re thrilled to announce the TED Prize winner for 2011.  There’s only one catch — we can’t tell you his name. Not now. Not ever. Because this winner is a photographer and artist whose work is based on the ability to remain anonymous. In other words, he’s a guerilla artist.

We can only tell you his initials —  JR.

JR’s work involves embedding into neighborhoods, favelas and villages around the world, photographing the people who live there and learning their stories — then pasting his striking images onto massive local canvases: buildings, buses, roads and bridges. His latest global art project is called ‘Women Are Heroes.'”

Watch the “Women Are Heroes” trailer: http://vimeo.com/15686678

Read the announcement: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=07487d1456302a286cf9c4ccc&id=933ddbb2ba&e=a2998707ea

Read a NYT article on JR and the TED Prize: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/arts/design/20ted.html?_r=1&hp

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