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Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Hiroshi Sugimoto resides studios in Tokyo and New York. He created some impressive series during 40 years of his professional work.

"Theaters" has been in the making for 26 years. Long-exposed theater screens illuminate the interior space. He combined learning the craft of a photographer with that of an artist.

In "Seascapes" he visualised childhood memories. Sugimoto noticed that our ancestors saw oceans with the same eyes as we do today, while landscapes have changed significantly.

He also documented the life of a candle and spectral colours.

TED Talk 2012

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"Can art change the world?" - That's the question JR talks about at TED, one year after the beginning of the INSIDE OUT project.

"I wish for yout to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we'll turn the world... INSIDE OUT". - JR

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building or a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and viewable virtually.

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Now, one year after beginning, JR sums up the project and it's development so far: 100.000 posters have been printed this year!