This coming Sunday will see Tower Bridge covered in nearly 1,000 photos of Londoners taken by the French artist, JR, who also happens to have an exhibition in London at the moment.

It’s the first of a series of outdoor exhibitions over the next few weeks that will see R’s Inside Out project will cover pavements, roads and buildings across the city with black and white portraits.

A previous display in Lyon, France. Picture by Charlotte Lebon

On Sunday 13th June, ‘Inside Out’ will create a display of images longer than two football pitches on the road across the Tower Bridge. In partnership with the City of London, the road will be transformed into a huge outdoor art gallery.

A number of schools, grassroots organisations, hospital staff, community champions and volunteers have already been photographed in preparation for the installation at Tower Bridge. Londoners working or living close by to the locations will also be invited in advance to book to have their photo taken as part of the project.

Locations for the exhibitions are:

  • Sunday 13th June – Tower Bridge Road – 1,000 faces
  • Thursday 17th June – Lewisham Town Hall – 300 faces
  • Friday 25th June – Lewisham Town Hall – 300 faces
  • Saturday 26th June – Lewisham Town Hall – 300 faces
  • Friday 18th June – Granary Square, Kings Cross – 400 faces
  • Saturday 19th June – Granary Square, Kings Cross – 400 faces
  • Sunday 20th June – Granary Square, Kings Cross – 400 faces
  • Monday 21st June – Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Tottenham – 200 faces
  • Wednesday 23rd June – Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Docks – 420 faces
  • Thursday 24th June – Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Docks – 420 faces
  • Wednesday 7th July – Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Docks – 420 faces
  • Thursday 8th July – Royal Victoria Dock, Royal Docks – 420 faces

The event coincides with JR’s retrospective Chronicles at Saatchi Gallery until 3rd October.

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3 comments
  1. Patrice says:

    What time will the display close on Sunday 13th at Tower Bridge ?

  2. James says:

    I wonder what the f-stop setting is of Tower Bridge!
    The shutter speed is about 5 minutes!

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