Instagram of the Day: Faces on Walls and Sidewalks

French artist glues down to the walls and sidewalks the large-scale photos featuring social problems.

Since 2000, JR (@jr), a street artist from France, glues large scale photos on walls of buildings, sidewalks and fences. In 2007 he ran an infamously large illegal exhibition, Face 2 Face. In 2012 he created the short film "Women Are Heroes" that features his work. The video participated in the Cannes Film Festival. This April The News York Times Magazine published a photo of his work on the cover.

With his work JR draws attention to social problems. This week he completed a piece featuring an unknown migrant on a building in Philadelphia's city center. The artist hopes people coming to the city looking for a better life will recognize themselves in the portrait.

Still Up at Night #NewYork #SpringandHudson

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Almost done ...#NewYork

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#TBT Istanbul, The Wrinkles of the City Project

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Each time Agnes goes by this eyes she send me her warmest regards #JRxAgnesVarda

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After the storm #Aspen #IdeasFestival @lilbuckdalegend #MatthewHeineman

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BEFORE ... #TheWrinklesOfTheCiTy #Istanbul

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@anja_rubik ?

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Ali's Portrait - Bazar, Istanbul #MahmutpasaYks #Wrinklesofthecity

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Sancaktar Caddesi in Balat, #Istanbul #Wrinklesofthecity @bandian_ @soldatdeplomp

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Another man Another Story #Wrinklesofthecity #Istanbul

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Work in Progress #Istanbul #Wrinklesofthecity

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