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October 28, 2010
JR, the super-talented buddha-like photographer from France, has been using photography and creating huge (often clandestine) outdoor spaces to display the photographs. He is the youngest person to be awarded the TED prize. Here's a trailer for a movie he's made about his work.
You can also listen to him talk about his work in an audio interview with Lens Culture from 2007.
This guy is so smart and talented and compassionate. He has co-opted the medium of commercial billboard advertising to promote socially relevant concerns around the world. Some of his installations on the rooftops of slums in Kenya can be viewed by Google Earth.