6. Walking New York

One of JR’s largest projects in the New York City was Walking New York. The project spanned all five boroughs and included fifteen images, that JR shot himself, of recent immigrants in Nolita. The above image of Elmar, a 20 year old from Azerbaijan, which measures 150 feet high, was pasted over night in Flat Iron Plaza and went on to grace the cover of The New York Times Magazine in April 2015 when the project was installed. Other images in the series appeared in places like Grand Concourse in the Bronx, Williamsburg, Staten Island, and various locations in Manhattan. Untapped Cities tracked down all fifteen images which you can see here.