Manchester Photo Exhibition

Photo's of the exhibition and installation of the Manchester project can be pulled from the site or the Manchester Arts Commission facebook page!

The Community of Manchester Participates in JR’s TED Prize Wish: the Inside Out Project

Manchester, NH/USA (October 9, 2011)


— The City of Manchester stands united as a community that celebrates our rich blend of cultures and traditions. When TED Prize winner JR announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out,” inviting people around the globe to share a photo portrait along with a statement about what they stand for, the citizens of Manchester, NH stood up to participate. Over 150 Manchester residents enthusiastically participated in photo sessions for the Manchester Inside Out Group Action, which will take place on Sunday, October 9, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“We were inspired to participate in JR’s TED Prize wish and demonstrate the Manchester community’s commitment to celebrating our citizens, their diverse backgrounds, talents and strengths. We believe the future for Manchester is limitless.  The excitement around and support for the INSIDE OUT Manchester Group Action has been inspiring; from citizens, property owners and City officials. It is remarkable to engage with others around the world, who are adding their voices and faces to stand publicly for what they believe in. From here to New York to Japan to Tunisia, people are contributing to a global art movement. The Manchester Theme is "The Unexpected" stated Ann Kelley, Lead Organizer of the INSIDE OUT Group Action in Manchester.  

About the Inside Out Project

The Inside Out Project is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or as part of a group. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at

The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the street artist JR, the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize (watch JR's TED talk here).

About the TED Prize 

The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the TED Conference and a vision by the world's leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and entertainers to change the world – one Wish at a time.

The reward: $100,000, the TED Community's array of talent and expertise, and the leadership of a TED Prize team led by Amy Novogratz. What began as an unparalleled experiment to leverage the resources of the TED Community to spur global change has evolved into one of the most prestigious prizes.

From Bono's the ONE Campaign ('05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution ('10 recipient), the TED Prize is helping to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and now inspire art around the world. For more information on the TED Prize, visit