Last week, TED announced JR as the 2011 TED Prize winner and recipient of $100,000. JR is an innovative artist who uses the world’s streets as his inspiration and canvas. Creating what some may call “pervasive art”, he is known for mounting enormous black-and-white photo canvases onto buildings of slums around Paris, walls in the Middle-East, broken bridges in Africa and even the favelas in Brazil. Although he remains anonymous, he has certainly made his mark on society and a new flare to the TED Prize. Check out JR’s work here.