Written by OTL Volunteers on October 07 2014

OTL leads JR's Inside Out Project at Liberty Station

This past Saturday, Outside The Lens volunteers got guerrilla—with street art, that is. Our install team worked diligently throughout the morning to help wheatpaste images of our fellow NTC neighbors for our new exhibition of large-scale portraits Inside Out, located around the exterior of Barracks 15.

Volunteers pasting up images from the new Inside Out project at Barracks 15. Photos by Ivy Gordon

The new series, shot by members from OTL’s Youth Council and Summer Fellowship team, depicts the artists and residents working within the NTC Barracks, each demonstrating their own craft or trade. The piece as a whole aims to better the visibility and understanding of the work happening within the NTC Barracks.

The project was produced in collaboration with the global Inside Out project, established by international photographer and street artist JR. The movement began in 2011, when JR opened his technique to the public in the hope of taking individual messages of personal identity and transforming them into public works of art through group action and effort.

Summer Intern Elizabeth Campbell, who helped to shoot the portraits, especially enjoyed the increased sense of camaraderie the OTL project established between the residents in the area. “The shoot not only helped us to gain a better understanding of the each person’s creativity and craft, it helped us to create a stronger connection with our neighbors. It was easily the best part of the summer here."

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Behind the scenes from our Inside Out photoshoot this summer.

Come by to check out the new installation and tag your visit: #insideoutproject & #outsidethelens. Follow us on Instagram!


Outside the Lens' Youth Council is a team of high school students from the San Diego area passionate about digital media and dedicated to being involved youth leaders in the community. The group meets monthly at the OTL Media Lab and participates in a variety of youth-focused opportunities and community service endeavors throughout the year. Sign up by emailing or see some our members in action at our La Jolla Art & Wine Festival photobooth this upcoming weekend, October 11th and 12th.

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