The French artist JR created a collage of photographs for the cover of TIME Magazine: Guns In America.
To tell this uniquely American story, TIME partnered with JR, the artist and photographer known in part for his murals around the world that portray communities in all their complexity. In three U.S. cities profoundly affected by guns—Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.—we invited people to share their views and describe their experiences in a search for common ground.
In all, JR filmed and photographed 245 people—hunters and activists, teachers and police officers, parents and children—to create this mural for TIME’s November 5, 2018, cover.
But JR is a very prolific artist who has done many fascinating stories. If you are interested in seeing more check out his website. He also created the Inside Out Project, involving a global participation of everyone ready to glue their portrait on community walls.
See below one of my favorite story of his, the child looking over the Mexican wall.
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