PADUCAH, KY, USA . — Ten young women have stepped forward to add their voices — and faces — to the anti-bullying cry. The young women, all of whom have experienced bullying, posed for close-up portraits as part of the international Inside Out Project by French artist “JR”. The public art project gives people around the world the opportunity to share their faces and make a statement for a cause that matters to them.
Susan Guess is an anti-bullying advocate who helped coordinate the project with local portrait photographer Glenn Hall. Guess said the subjects in the black and white portraits range from elementary school children to college-age women.The young women who participated put 30 three-by-five foot posters outside the Ruth Baggett Gallery last week. See all the installation photos here.
The Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation continues to use a technique of photography and video of people holding a “Not In Our Town” poster.