A lyrical, poignant ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world renowned photographer and public artist JR
This first-ever picture book by internationally acclaimed artist-photographer JR allows young readers to consider the lives and stories of the older people around them. Memories, experiences, and emotions are touched on in a welcoming way, creating the perfect conversation-starter between children and their elders. Evocative black-and-white photographs of faces and simple, poignant read-aloud text consider the literal and lyrical meaning of wrinkles, leaving readers of all ages with a well-justified appreciation of aging and natural beauty. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, opening in October 2019.
JR is the enigmatic Parisian photographer/street artist/activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects. JR first garnered international attention at age 27 when he won the TED Prize for his Inside Out Project, which has drawn nearly 200,000 participants internationally. His black-and-white portraits - pasted on buildings, streets, trains, and monuments - allow locals to have ownership of their surroundings.
Writer Julie Pugeat, is JR's Studio Director and a mother of 2 inquisitive children. After writing her first book for teenagers, she is excited to collaborate with JR on a picture book for young children who are of a similar age to her own. Julie is passionate about life, nature, family, and education. She is based in Annecy, France.
- Phaidon, 2019
- Hardcover, 8.5 x 8.5 in.
- 40 pages