Can Art Change the World?

The Inside Out Project allows anyone with Internet access and a camera to take a picture of strong facial expressions and upload them to the Inside Out Project website. From there, JR and his crew will convert the images into large black and white posters, sending them out to participants around the world. When received, participants are encouraged to hang the poster in the most creative or inspired way they can imagine, take a photo, and send it to the site set up for the project by HUGE. It’s a non-profit project and it reaches out to every day people, whose work and whose faces would never be seen otherwise. It’s a celebration of diversity worldwide. Users who have taken photos can communicate with one another and see each other’s work in the gallery the site provides. It opens up a world of conversation and makes use of the Internet as a social medium.

JR, a French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face. He makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Here is a funny and moving talk about art and who we are. Learn more at