“after more than a year of planning, 2000 square meters of rooftops have been covered with photos of the eyes and faces of the women of Kibera. The material used is water resistant so that the photo itself will protect the fragile houses in the heavy rain season . . .
. . .This new work, by far JR’s most ambitious to date, can be seen from space and will be seen in Google Earth.” writes wooster collective
among many achieved goals, this project for women “wants to underline their pivotal role and to highlight their dignity by shooting them in their daily lives and posting them on the walls of their country.” these portraits are currently on display in Sierra-Leone, Liberia and Kenya. the project is developing next in India and Asia. it’s touching to see the basic beauty of women magnified to this degree.
[big thanks to ms for the tip]