French Photographer, JR, best known for his murals around the world that depict faces from all walks of life, has recently been questioned for a controversial photo with a U.S. border agent following the release of his recent exhibition on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The installation is a 70-foot piece with an image of a child built in Mexico that faces the U.S. side of the wall in Tecate, Mexico. But the recent photo, being described by some immigrant advocates as “garbage” comes at a time when thousands of undocumented people in the U.S. continue to face the dangers associated with deportation.
Some activists have taken to the artist’s Instagram and called him a “border patrol sympathizer.
What do you think? Check out the photo for yourself below.
For the last 10 years, I have been working in conflict zone, jails, borders and I always found an « angel » that helped us make the impossible possible … The picnic today was clearly forbidden, and yet it was not shut down. It’s always worth trying ? ? Roberto De Angelis & Tea by @miamaestro
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