Jr Artist

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Face2face Project[edit]

JR attempts to show that there is no difference between Israeli and Palestinian people working in the same job. The Face2Face project tried to show that despite their differences, Israelis and Palestinians are similar enough to be able to understand one another. Israeli and Palestinian men and women who work the same job agreed to laugh or cry, to scream or pull faces in front of JR’s lens. The portraits created were hung up face to face, on either side of the Separation Wall and in several surrounding towns. JR photographed and his partner Marco wrote, together succeeding in creating the largest unauthorized 20 urban art exhibit in the world. The project’s goal was to show, through images, that art and laughter combined can break down prejudice.