Help Us Exhibit This Project in Berkeley
Many have suggested the Berkeley Portrait Project be exhibited in a gallery. I've come to believe that because these photos were taken outdoors, on corners in Berkeley, the work should be exhibited in an outdoor Street Exhibit. I am wrapping the building at 3254-3256 Adeline in Berkeley, California in early June 2018. I have applied for a Berkeley Civic Arts Grant and hopefully will receive the $5,000 for both the street exhibit and opening reception.
JR (born 22 February 1983) is the pseudonym of a French photographer and artist whose identity is unconfirmed. Describing himself as a photograffeur, he flyposts large black-and-white photographic images in public locations, in a manner similar to the appropriation of the built environment by the graffiti artist. He states that the street is "the largest art gallery in the world". He started out on the streets of Paris.