There’s only one catch — we can’t tell you his name. Not now. Not ever. Because this winner is a photographer and artist whose work is based on the ability to remain anonymous. In other words, he’s a guerilla artist.
We can only tell you his initials — JR.
JR’s work involves embedding into neighborhoods, favelas and villages around the world, photographing the people who live there and learning their stories — then pasting his striking images onto massive local canvases: buildings, buses, roads and bridges. His latest global art project is called “Women Are Heroes.” (Watch the emotionally powerful trailer.)