28 Millimetres: Women

28 Millimeters: Women by JR

This is a huge project. JR, an “undercover photographer,” recently completed this large-scale photo installation on the rooftops of Kibera, Kenya. The photos on the roofs are of Kenyan women and are printed on water-resistant materials, thereby providing the homes with some protection in the heavy rain seasons, while the hillside also features faces that are split, but completed when the train passes through Kibera twice a day.

The scale of this project is incredible, but I really like that the photos also protect the homes beneath them.

[via Wooster Collective]

One Reply to “28 Millimetres: Women”

  1. This is such a phenomenal piece of work. Especially when you consider the number of wealthy visitors to Kenya who will fly over slums but that’s as close as they’ll get.

    This is the most inspiring art I’ve seen in ages.

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