Women Are Heroes


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Guerilla street artist JR traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India, and Cambodia to seek out women struggling in their everyday lives and, in his words, “to take their stories around the world.” Pasting mural-size portraits of his subjects into their own communities–on the sides of buildings, on trains, on bridges–he brings a haunting human presence to harsh environments of social conflict. His photographs of the vast outdoor “exhibitions” that he creates are iconic images celebrating the worth of the individual. A beautifully illustrated account of this remarkable project, Women Are Heroes introduces JR’s thrilling imagery of the modern landscape filled with human faces, and also includes his original photographic portraits paired with interviews in which the women share their lives and dreams.

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Weight 2009 g
Dimensions 22.7 x 33.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 25 June 2012
Number of pages 360
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by Christian Caujolle and Fran├žoise Docquiert
Dimensions 22.7 x 33.4 cm
Weight 2009 g
JR creates participatory art projects that he hopes will change the world. He has reinvented public art and given new meaning to the photographic portrait. He is the 2011 winner of the TED Prize. Marco Berrebi is a producer and technology entrepreneur. Christian Caujolle is a distinguished critic and curator of photography. Fran\u00e7oise Docquiert is a professor of art and cultural studies at the University of Paris.