Alastair Sooke meets JR

Alastair Sooke travels to Paris to interview reclusive and anonymous street artist JR, recent recipient of the 2011 TED Prize awarded to people whose work has had a positive impact on society. Working with volunteers in urban environments, JR’s work incorporates large scale canvases, from large photos of the dispossessed in well-heeled neighbourhoods of Paris to images of local women in Kibera, Kenya. Alastair Sooke discusses the impact of his very public works in unexpected places.

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Role Contributor
ReporterAlastair Sooke
DirectorJack Cocker
Series ProducerPauline Law
Series ProducerEmily Kennedy
Series EditorJanet Lee

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