Phaidon Press, 9781838660161, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2019
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.
About the Author
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.
Praise For Wrinkles…
"One of my favorite books of the year... I can't think of a children's book exactly like this and I really truly love it."—Meghan Dietsche Goel, Publishers Weekly Online
"Simple and profound, I can't think of a children's book exactly like this and I really truly love it."—Book People