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JR’s Photobooth Starts Today!

We’re heading over to Times Square today for the press preview of JR’s Photobooth outpost of his Inside Out project. Over the course of the project, he’ll print out images of tourists and New Yorkers on the spot, and paste them on the ground of the pedestrian island of Duffy Square. Can’t wait to let you know how it is!

5 - Times Square aerial view

For INSIDE OUT NEW YORK CITY, JR and his team invite New Yorkers and visitors to take self-portraits in a specially designed photo booth truck stationed in Times Square, the site of the world’s first ever photo booth almost 100 years ago. The black-and-white self-portraits will be overlaid on a backdrop designed by JR and printed on the spot as a 3’X4’ poster. The posters will be pasted on the ground of Duffy Square. The project will activate Times Square as a creative hub—engaging the boroughs of New York with early photo booth truck stops made to the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn. The initial portraits pasted in Times Square on Monday will feature community members from New York City neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy—the Staten Island waterfront, the Rockaways, Red Hook, and Coney Island.

 

The photo booth truck will be open daily April 22 to May 10 from noon to 8p.m. and portraits are free.

The pasted portraits will be on display on the plaza ground in Duffy Square at Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets (and viewable all day/night) through May 10. For more information about INSIDE OUT NEW YORK CITY, visitwww.TimesSquareNYC.org/arts.

 

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