Over the weekend, I watched the documentary film “Paper and Glue,” and I loved every minute of it. Recommended to me by a documentary producer friend in LA, I knew it had to be good. Upon reading more about the film, I realized it was about the artist JR, who I have been following and admiring over the past year.
JR is a french artist and photographer who pastes black and white photos in large scale in different places. All of the projects give a voice to those he has photographed and allows the world to see them. Immigrants, women, the projects, inmates.
This film follows JR around to several projects where he uses large scale photographs in unusual placements that give a global voice to everyday people through a combination of public art and photography.
I highly recommend watching this movie — ever so uplifting and powerful.