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JR ”woman are heroes”

February 26, 2010

Photo-artist JR owns one of the biggest galleries of the world. He exhibits on the streets all over the world, catching the attention of people who are not the museum visitors. His work gives interaction. It’s about commitment, freedom, identity and limit.

 

I like his Favela ” Morro da Providencia”, Rio de Janiero. 28 millimeters project. In the favalas of Rio where so many men have been lost to crime and violence woman are central to society. They hold family and community together. In ‘’Morra da Providencia’’ JR photographed woman he met on façades across the entire Favela. The result is; many woman looking down, protecting there neighbourhood. 

For the same project: ”28 millimeters, womanareheroes” he also photographed woman in Paris. This remembers me of one of my favorite books ”woman from paris”. The book is an older one, but JR has his modern version.

On JR’s website there’s a beautiful short film about his project in Paris. I also found another website that shows beautiful pictures from his project in Rio. Click on short film or beautiful pictures, both websites are interesting.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2010 12:47 am

    its a cool sounding project.
    this is wonderful

  2. claudiaengels permalink
    February 28, 2010 9:45 am

    I read about this artist in a magazine. I love his art, it’s so inspiring and new. It’s a whole new way of bringing creativity and thoughts to the streets and to the people.

  3. Marije permalink*
    February 28, 2010 6:00 pm

    This is really amazing and I like the idea behind his work.
    More of JR’s incredible work you can also see in 60 Innovators Shaping our Creative Future.

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