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Our selection of photos by JR

JR, born Jean René in Paris on February 22, 19831, is a contemporary French artist. Two letters summarizing the phenomenon that struck photography in the 21st century. Two letters that cover the walls of the world, favelas on the Upper East Side. Only two letters, but that say a lot: the J and the R, JR. From his real name Jean-René, JR is a young urban photographer, street artist born in Paris in 1983. He accumulates the projects of street-art, all more monumental than the others, either by their steps as by their areas. Initially, it is through graffiti that the artist penetrates the art of the street, but in 2001, he recovers a camera in the Paris metro and grape. Everyone around him becomes a source of inspiration, a phenomenon that will continue and fuel itself.