Inside Out

"I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we'll turn the world...INSIDE OUT." – JR, TED 2011 On March 2, 2011, at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. When JR was awarded the TED Prize, he started a global art project - the Inside Out Project - inspired by his large‐format street “pastings.” The concept of the project is to give everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and a statement of what they stand for, with the world. IOP provides individuals and groups from all corners of the globe with a vehicle to make a statement. Anyone can participate, and is challenged to use photographic portraits to share the untold stories and images of people in their communities. Their actions are documented, archived and exhibited online at In the first 8 years of the project, more than 400,000 people have participated in Inside Out in more than 140 countries, and in 2013 a documentary film, Inside Out, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, revealing the working process behind the project and the remarkable levels of participation in the project around the world. Anyone can participate at