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On March 2, 2011, artist JR won the TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world. This project is called INSIDE OUT.

INSIDE OUT Project, Welcome Home Garden, Bed-Stuy, photo installation, JR
The INSIDE OUT Project photo installation at the Welcome Home Garden in Bed-Stuy

Inspired by JRs large?format street “pastings”, INSIDE OUT travels around the world–from Ecuador to Nepal, from Mexico to Palestine– and gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for.


The group actions are then documented, archived and exhibited online, becoming a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.

Nearly 200,000 people from more than 112 countries & territories have participated. Each INSIDE OUT group action around the world is

On Saturday, the project came to Eastern Bed-Stuy. Residents posed for portraits in a truck outside the Welcome Home Garden, located on Halsey Street between Ralph and Patchen avenues, after which the project creators developed prints of the subjects.

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