Graffiti Art Brings Positive Effects to Our Society
2011 TED Prize winner - JR's Wish
"I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we'll turn the world...INSIDE OUT."
Thesis statement: The development of street culture as known as “Global Street Subculture” from 15 years before until now integrates into a bigger scale and positively impacts our society and individuals greatly in our daily life.
II. The development of graffiti art A. The different forms of presenting graffiti art B. Global street subculture C. The meaning of graffiti art
III. First example of the positive effects of
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His Inside Out Project which is the output of the large black and white photographs is decorating every corner of the world, including the street of the Middle East, Africa, mottled walls and slums of Brazil. These large images have become the local streetscape, attracted worldwide attention and inspired people to different view of this world. After Banksy pained on the wall of Palestine and Israel’s border in 2005, JR also came to Palestine, affixing the shooting portrait of Palestinian and Israeli on the wall. When people see the Jewish priests, Palestinian female teachers and taxi drivers on a grimace are all put together, they wonder that does war between the two countries really exist? These photos not only appear on the wall, but also scatter in the streets. Palestine grandpa's smiling face appears on the wall of an Israeli’s house. "The Palestinians must continue to explain to others why he is willing to make a picture of Israel in his home outside." JR said in the film of TED Prize Winner. This tolerant attitude is what Israelis and Palestinians most need. Different from Banksy's works which are provocative and ironic, JR’s works are more touching and the conflict in the environment makes people to face the problems and start to solve them. In 2006, JR started a new project "Portrait of a Generation". After race riots in Paris, he began to shoot the black