JR made a name for himself taking photos and pasting them on buildings around the world. His work usually provides an insight, reflection or celebration of the local community.

JR's latest project, 'Unframed', is a new direction: he's using source images from other photographers and pasting them out of context. In the process he's mixing cultures, re-creating historic scenes and creating fascinating contrasts. I love it, and I'm excited to see where this goes.

Source image: Man Ray

Source image: Robert Capa

Source image: Lucia Moholy

On the old prison; source image: Helen Levitt

Source image: Sebastião Salgado, Guatemala, 1978

On the old Ateliers mécaniques/ mechanical workshops; source image: John Philips, 'Corpus Christi workshops'

These are all in Vevey, Switzerland, as part of the Images Festival, using images from Musée de l'Elysée.

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artist: JR
location: Vevey, Switzerland

images by Over The Moon

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