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Book Review: Women Are Heroes

Guerilla street artist JR creates unique and eye-catching “Pervasive Art” that spreads uninvited on the buildings of the slums around Paris, on the walls in the Middle-East, on the broken bridges in Africa and throughout favelas in Brazil.

In 2008, JR embarked on a lengthy international trip around the world for his Women are Heroes project. Heading to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India, and Cambodia, JR sought out women struggling in their everyday lives. 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 have become vast outdoor exhibitions and celebrate each individual. A beautifully illustrated account of this remarkable project, Women Are Heroes introduces JR’s thrilling imagery of the modern landscape, pick it up today! Additional photos via Juxtapoz


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