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The world has its eyes on Oakland as the Occupy movement dramatically unfolds. Thousands of people with different backgrounds and ambitions are gathering to demand change. Their diversity and their stories are the strength of Occupy.
Inside Out is a global art project that uses large scale portraits to transform messages of identity into powerful urban exhibitions.The Inside Out Project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize (watch JR’s TED talk). You can visit the Inside Out website to see stunning examples of some of the projects that are popping up in over 9,000 locations all over the globe.
We have already taken the portraits, but there is a lot of work left to be done in order to bring these images to the streets. We will be pasting photographs all over Oakland with the permission of building owners. Standard portraits measure 3’x5’ and our large portraits sometimes cover entire buildings. Think of the entire city of Oakland as our canvas: Brick walls, metal garage doors, fences, rooftops, smokestacks, alleyways, windows, and any other creative locations are in play.