I’m walking: JR’s stunning image hits the cover of the New York Times Magazine

Um belo projeto fotográfico que tem a cidade como galeria e os muros como telas. Faz pensar…

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JR cover of The New York Times Magazine

The image itself looks laid back enough — a 20-year-old man in a hoodie and jeans, walking through New York City. Except that this image is 150 feet tall and pasted on a plaza near the Flatiron Building. Cabs and cars flow around him while pedestrians scamper past.

This image, created by TED Prize winner JR, is on the cover of The New York Times Magazine’s “Walking New York” issue this week. For the issue, JR photographed 16 people who arrived in New York within the last 365 days. While living in New York part-time for the past four years, the artist has found himself intrigued with immigration and origins.

“The first question we ask you when you get to the city is where you’re from,” says JR. “That’s something really special. Where I come from in France, when someone asks you, ‘Oh, where are you from?’ people can take it the…

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