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JR -- Photographer, Provocateur, Change Agent

Ep. 102

JR is the famous photographer who shoots larger than life portraits and pastes them on buildings and walls for the local residents to see and be seen.  JR’s disruptive hands-on collaborations and interventions get the treatment they deserve in his new documentary, “Paper and Paste” which takes us on a journey through some of JR’s most impactful activations --  a Paris ghetto, a supermax US prison, the Mexican-American border and a favela in Rio. We talk about what inspires him, how he deals with dangerous situations, his own immigrant background, creating art around the Pyramids of Egypt and JR’s belief in the power of art to manifest change, both in the private as well as public space.

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