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August 2, 2007
Three religious leaders in the Middle East get silly for JR's FACE2FACE Project, 2007.
JR is an undercover activist for peace who pastes illegal billboard-size photographs in provocative places around the world, including Palestine, Israel, and his native France. His work creates a buzz and lots of speculation -- What is this all about? Is it an adverstising campaign? Propaganda? A message of hate, or love? Maybe it's just trying to promote "peace, love and understanding".
His illegal work has been embraced by mainstream media and is now encouraged by French cultural institutions. He and his work were featured at the international photography festival in Arles, France, this summer. Lens Culture has an exclusive 16-minute audio interview with the photographer, plus some installation shots from Arles and at the separation wall between Israel and Palestine.
The article also inlcudes links to other work and videos by JR and his friends.