Anonymous French street artist “JR” was recently awarded a $100K  TED Award along with the likes of Bill Clinton. “JR works mainly in slums around the world—Brazil, Cambodia, and Kenya, for example—transforming the buildings in poor neighborhoods with huge, blown-up photographs of the residents plastered to the exterior. In some cases, the pictures serve as building material—in Kenya, the vinyl photographs became new, waterproof roofs for the residents’ homes.” SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL. [images / article on gawker here]


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