Launched by the conceptual artist JR, the Inside Out Project is an ongoing global art project where participants submit portrait photos of themselves or their neighbors. The photos are printed as large scale posters and then mailed back to the participants for public display. So far, over 100,000 people in 115 countries have created public art by posting their portrait photos. For more information, click here.
Reflecting a deeper set of contemporary artistic concerns, JR is interested in producing conceptual pieces that blur the distinction between artist, subject, and spectator. I love his work. Here are some additional posts about the artist: JR returns to the streets of Los Angeles, Fresh images left in Los Angeles by JR, “Wrinkles of the City” in Shanghai.