"While Saman Arbabi was working on a video report about JR’s Inside Out Project for “OnTen,” a weekly Persian-language political satire show, he learned that even though thousands of people worldwide have participated in JR’s project, only one of them was from Iran.
So Saman decided that the best way to illustrate his story, which aired on the day of the Iranian elections, was to create his own version of JR’s street art.
Saman and the OnTen production team used pictures of 40 of the people who were killed in the uprisings following the Iranian presidential elections in 2009. The images occupy a 20-foot by 50-foot area on the well-known Bushwick Art Park in Brooklyn.
Wanting to give these images a different treatment than the other Inside Out images, colored television bars were used to enliven the black and white photos of the deceased."