Facing the World

JR – Women are Heroes

For the past three years, anonymous grafitti artist JR has been working on his “Women are Heroes” project, traveling across Africa, Brazil, India and Cambodia and photographing local women. He pasted his portraits super-sized on walls, trains and billboards—anywhere, in fact, where he could get away with these unauthorized displays. The impetus behind the project is to bring about awareness of the women who so often suffer the most in areas of conflict, but nevertheless form the backbone of their communities. Though a photographic exhibition of his work recently opened in Paris, the centerpiece of the project is an upcoming film—a segment of which we showcase today.

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  • judith  scott
    JR works on such an impressive scale. I appreciate the works he creates in the world that time wants to ignore.
    • Posted By judith scott
    • November 13, 2012 at 12:23PM
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