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    Posted August 24, 2012 by
    Pensacola, Florida
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Underwater photography

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    On the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a small part of the Inside Out Project


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JamesAmerson says he was turned onto a TED talk, which featured an artist named JR. 'He is doing a global art project by asking people from all over the world to post black and white portraits of people in their cities and towns. His goal is to unite the world as one through art,' he said. He was inspired by JR's art movement and decided to create black and white portraits of his friend Tiffany getting her hair colored. His friends Bryan and Anna Clark took the black and white portraits and placed them on the USS Oriskany, which is located underwater in Pensacola, Florida. ‘I’m working on growing this crazy idea, and my goal is to use the USS Oriskany as an underwater gallery. I'm working with a few local leaders, artists and photographers, as well as Bryan Clark to do a full large scale project,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Just a small part of a larger global art endeavor called the “Inside Out Project” sponsored by “TED” (Technology Entertainment and Design) with Parisian Artist/Photographer known only as “JR” leading the way. They have asked photographers from all over the world to come together and post black and white portraits in their towns, cities and neighborhoods. JR and his team have been displaying images of people from all walks of life for years bringing awareness to the world that we all are “one” via this edgy urban art project.

    This is my contribution to the IOP, which was taken down to the bottom to the Gulf of Mexico by Bryan Clark and his wife Anna, local divers here in Pensacola, Florida. It was place on the USS Oriskany Aircraft Carrier which was sent to rest in over 200 ft of water on May 17 2006. Locals call it “The Great Carrier Reef” and I am proud to say it is now home to my photography.

    (Credits… Inside Out Project, project learder Artist JR, sponsored by TED. Divers, Bryan and Anna Clark, underwater photography by Anna Clark. Portrait photography by James Amerson. Portrait of Tiffany Reed of Pensacola, Fl. Title of portrait “Durrr”)

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